Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

The Creation of the Sun, the Moon and the Plants

fresco — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Genesis 1:14

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A fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Two scenes are being depicted. On the right God creates the sun and the moon. On the left, seen from behind he is working on the plants and the trees.

According to Genesis the plants were made on the third day and the sun and the moon on the next day.

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