Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

The Fall

fresco — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Genesis 3:6

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Eve takes the apple from the snake, who has told her that after eating the fruit she will be as God, knowing good and evil. The moment is known as the Fall.

The fresco is part of Michelangelo's decoration of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

The next scene is the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, God's punishment for the couple's sin.

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