Michelangelo | The Creation of Adam

Michelangelo | The Creation of Adam

Lé Arts Salon


Title: The Creation of Adam (Creazione di Adamo)
Artist: Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni)
Year: 1508 – 1512
Medium: Fresco
Period: High Renaissance
Style/Genre: Mythological Painting; Sistine Chapel Paintings

Notes & Analysis of the Artwork

Two different shades of cream, (Vanilla & Tuine) displays a scene that is larger than life.

  • Displays the energetic movements of the lord.
  • Background color, omnipotent mature.

The Green (Highland) presents health and morality.

  • The majority seen with Adam shows human morality.
  • A small ribbon connects to god.
    • Lord’s importance within humanity.
    • The thin ribbon represents human life, god’s powerfulness.

The Blue (Waikawa Gray) serves as Adam’s introduction.

  • Welcoming and accepting Adam into gods embrace.
  • The linking connection between their “almost” touch.
  • Brings the sky to land.

The Burgundy (Van Cleef) represents the brain and power.

  • Surrounding God and his angels, the powerfulness of the lord.
  • God’s gift to Adam.
    • A bleeding and living body.
    • The consciousness of a human mind.

HEX, RGB, & CMYK Color Coding below! HEX | R-G-B | CMYK

Vanilla: #d6c4b4 | 214 – 196 – 180 | 0, 8, 16, 16
Tuine: #c79e6d | 199 – 158 – 109 | 0, 21, 45, 22
Highland: #6e8c62 | 110 – 140 – 98 | 21, 0, 30, 45
Waikawa Gray: #597490 | 89 – 116 – 144 | 38, 19, 0, 44
Van Cleef: #4a1f0c | 74 – 31 – 12 | 0, 58, 84, 71

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