Michelangelo “The Creation of the Sun, Moon and Plants”

The Creation of the Sun, Moon and Plants

Fresco • High Renaissance • 280 × 570 cm • 1511 • Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

One of the frescoes from Michelangelo’s nine Books of Genesis scenes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It is the second scene in the chronological sequence on the ceiling, depicting the third and fourth day of the Creation narrative together in on panel.

Self Portrait

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance
was born in Caprese near Arezzo, Italy Republic of Florence (present-day Tuscany)

March 6, 1475

His style: HIgh Renaissance

Check my tribute to this master painter here: Michelangelo


25 replies »

  1. Only Michelangelo could envision the creation of our world. I love his thought “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” (P.S. I don’t believe that – he is wonderful!)

  2. I love the “moon” in the creation of the moon. Michelangelo was brilliant and had a great sense of humor.

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