Detail from “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo



Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”, a fresco painted on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, completed in 1512 for Pope Julius II, shows Adam and God reaching towards one another. Many scholars have interpreted the painting to mean God bestowing life on man.

Frank Lynn Meshberger, a doctor at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson, Ind., says Adam has his eyes open, suggesting he is alive. Meshberger contends Michelangelo intended the painting to portray God giving man the gift of intellect by surrounding the image of God and the angels with what appears to be the shape of the human brain.



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The Associated Press news as reprinted in the Turkish Daily News, Ankara, Turkiye, October 11, 1990.