Sunday, May 27, 2018

RANDOM PHOTO



This is an unknown artist's interpretation of a very famous painting, the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo.  It was on a wall mural of a local Italian restaurant. 

The original Creation of Adam is a fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, c. 1508-1512.  It is one of many.  I don't know if I will ever get to see the real thing but it has always been on the bucket list.  I read that it is one of the most replicated religious paintings of all time.

You can find more history of the original here.  There is another interesting website here.

24 comments:

  1. Wow that is pretty good. The only time we got close to Rome was on a cruise, and the day we were supposed to visit, I went down with pneumonia so spent the day in the bottom of the ship on drip!!! Keep well Diane

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    1. Oh that's a real shame, I am sorry to hear that.

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  2. A few churches here have 'copies' of the painting. I like it a lot.

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    1. It is really beautiful, I see it all the time but only on the TV.

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  3. I have never seen the one on the ceiling, but have seen many of the replicas, on TV, in movies, on FB in Museums... I wonder if there is anyone who has not seen it as a replica???

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  4. This one is good. Yes, I can believe it is the most copied.

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  5. It wouldn't surprise me that this painting gets recreated in many places.

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  6. Hi Denise,
    Wonderful replica of the fresco, well spotted.
    All the best, John

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  7. Denise, intriguing random photo. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Doug, I hope yours was a wonderful one.

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  8. I have never understood how Michelangelo painted this on the ceiling. He must have had a cricked neck and a very long brush.

    God bless.

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  9. I saw the original at the Sistine Chapel several years ago … craning my neck upward in wonderment amid the murmurings of many other tourists. We were in awe and time was limited. It would be nice to have a solitary moment with the work of art lying on my back on the floor and looking up as if at the stars in a night sky. Perhaps you will do that one day. :)

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    1. I hope so Penelope :) and I am happy you got to see it. What a gift!

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  10. Nicely done, Denise, and like you I would also like to see the original, one day

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    1. Thanks Dorothy, that would be lovely for both of us.

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