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Creation of Adam

Creation of Adam





Model : Adam
Dieu

Material : Fresco
Item 10 on 28
Indoor Architecture
Fresco (Ceiling)

Vitrine : 2

Area related
Le Vatican (Le Vatican)

Description   

"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him" (Genesis 1: 27).



The focal point of the episode of the Creation of man is the contact between the fingers of the Creator and those of Adam, through which the breath of life is transmitted. God, supported by angels in flight and wrapped in a mantle, leans towards Adam, shown as a resting athlete, whose beauty seems to confirm the words of the Old Testament, according to which man was created to the image and likeness of God.

The central part of the ceiling shows nine stories of the Genesis, divided into groups of three, relative to the origin of the universe, of man and of evil. The first three episodes (Separation of Light from Darkness: Genesis 1:1-5; Creation of the sun, moon and planets: Genesis 1:11-19; Separation of Land from Sea: Genesis 1,9-10) dominated by the figure of God, Creator of the Universe, are followed by those of the Creation of Adam (Genesis 1:26-27) and of Eve (Genesis 2:18-25), with the figures of man and woman in their nakedness, the symbol of innocence (Genesis 2:25) which will be lost with Original Sin (Genesis 3:1-13), shown in the next panel together with the resulting Banishment from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:22-24). The last three frescoes (The Sacrifice of Noah: Genesis 8:15-20, The Flood: Genesis 6:5-8,20, The Drunkenness of Noah: Genesis 9:20-27) show the fall of mankind and its rebirth with Noah, chosen by God as the only man to be saved for repopulating the earth after the Creator had decided to destroy every living creature in it because of human evil.

Map(s)   
Item(s) related   
Art Institute of Chicago :
European 1500s
Adam
Thème biblique
Lucas Cranach
near 1530
Eve
Thème biblique
Lucas Cranach
near 1530

Los Angeles County Museum of Art :
Germany
Adam and Eve
Groupe
Max Beckmann
1936

Louvre Museum :
Léonard Limosin
La Création de l'Homme et de la Femme
Verre
Ecole française - Renaissance
approx. from 1540 to 1560
Pays-Bas - Première moitié du XVIème siècle
Adam et Eve
Thème biblique
Joos van Cleve
Sizes : 60 cm x 40 cm
1507
Suger
Cavaliers, Adam et Eve
Pièce d'échecs
Anonymous
XIInd century

Metropolitan Museum of Art :
Rodin and Nineteenth-Century French Painting and Sculpture
Adam
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1880
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1881

National Museum of Western Art (NMWA) - Tokyo :
Rodin Works
Adam
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1881
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
from 1881 to 1899

New Pinacothek of Munich :
Edouard Manet, Paul Cézanne and the French Impressionists
Eve
Eva
Statuette
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1881

Orsay Museum :
Art nouveau-Boiseries et cheminée de la Salle du Chevalier de l'hôtel de Béarn
Eve
Plat
Jules Desbois
1892
Arts décoratifs - Pugin, Morris, Webb, Mackmurdo, Jeckyll, Godwin, Sullivan
Eve tentée
Portrait
George Frederic Watts
Fantin-Latour
Eve avant le péché
Statue
Eugène Delaplanche
from 1890 to 1891
Sculpture 1840-1875
Eve après le péché
Statue
Eugène Delaplanche
Sizes : 152 cm x 105 cm x 89 cm
from 1867 to 1869
Symbolisme
Eve
La pomme
Statuette
Paul Roussel
Sizes : 14 cm x 12 cm x 15 cm
Terrasse Lille : Maillol-Pompon-Schnegg
Eve à la Pomme
Statuette
Aristide Maillol
1898

Rodin Museum :
Eve
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1881
Eve et le serpent
Groupe
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1901
Galerie des marbres
Eve au Rocher
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin et François Curillon
near 1914
Jardins
Adam
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1881
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
from 1881 to 1899
Adam
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
Marbre et assemblages
La Création de la Femme
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
1894

Sainte-Chapelle :
Chapelle haute
Vitrail de la Genèse
Thème biblique
Anonymous

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor :
Auguste Rodin
Eve
Statue
François-Auguste-René Rodin
near 1881
Middle Age
The Lord Reprimanding Adam and Eve
Bas-relief
Bartomeu Rubio
approx. from 1375 to 1400

The Tuileries Gardens :
Terrasse occidentale
Eve
Statue
Sculptures dans la ville
François-Auguste-René Rodin
from 1881 to 1899

Thermes de Cluny :
Sculptures de Notre-Dame de Paris
Adam
Statue
Anonymous
near 1260
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