cover image

The Creation of Adam

Painting by Michelangelo / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about The Creation of Adam?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


The Creation of Adam (Italian: Creazione di Adamo) is a fresco painting by Italian artist Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c.1508–1512.[2] It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God gives life to Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic scheme and is chronologically the fourth in the series of panels depicting episodes from Genesis.

Quick facts: The Creation of Adam, Artist, Year, Type, Dim...
The Creation of Adam
Italian: Creazione di Adamo
Dimensions280 cm × 570 cm (9 ft 2 in × 18 ft 8 in)[1]

The painting has been reproduced in countless imitations and parodies.[3] Michelangelo's Creation of Adam is one of the most replicated religious paintings of all time.[4]