Creation of Adam is a famous fresco painting by Italian painter Michelangelo and this website is devoted to this influential and highly respected religious art work.
You can find images of the Creation of Adam Michelangelo painting below, including a detailed version of the main focus of the work. There is also some discussion of the Creation of Eve accompanying art work which was also created by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel as a fresco. Those interested can also find Michelangelo paintings here.
Michelangelo was a highly influential member of the Italian Renaissance art work who was skilled in many different fields in a similar way to fellow creative figure, Leonardo da Vinci. During the Renaissance period Michelangelo was seen as one of the best choices for high paying commissions and this led to his extensive work in the Sistine Chapel where he would decorate it's ceiling to incredible detail.
The work was completed within the 16th century. Creation of Adam is just one part of this huge fresco but it is regarded as one of the most important and artistically impressive parts of the whole work.
Creation of Adam is a famous religious moment in the teachings of Christianity which remains strong within Italy.
The painting captures the scene of God breathing life into Adam who was to become the first man and was later joined together with Eve who helped to start off the human race as we know it. Adam and Eve have been featured in endless paintings with a high frequency coming during these Renaissance periods when religion was even more influential within society.
The connection in this painting between the fingers of Adam and God, which symbolises the spark of life being created, is very popular in it's own right for some who actually prefer this cropped version of the larger work and often buy it as an art print reproduction to add to their own home, or alternatively as a poster or stretched canvas.
The panel to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which includes this work came towards the end of the overall installation of the completed art work.