Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

Noah's Sacrifice

fresco (170 × 260 cm) — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Genesis 8:20

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A fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

After the Flood Noah builds an altar so that he can thank God. He sacrifices some animals that he saved from drowning earlier.

Note the elliptical composition.

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