Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

The Creation of Eve

fresco — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Genesis 2:21

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From the rib of a sleeping Adam, God creates another human, whom Adam calls ‘woman' when he wakes up.

Michelangelo painted this fresco and other impressions of the Creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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