Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

The Flood

fresco (280 × 560 cm) — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Genesis 7:17

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Desperate people seek refuge on a mountain top. They hope to be safe from the rising water. Another group seeks shelter from the rain. A small boat is about to capsize.

In the background is Noah's ark, the only ship that would survive the flood.

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