Creation of Adam

Creation of Adam

N920/0039 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Nature's Paintbox


Caption: Creation of Adam. This fresco artwork (pigment applied to wet plaster) was painted onto the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy, sometime between 1508 and 1512. It depicts the moment that God (right) gives the newly created Adam (left) his human soul via their touching fingertips. It is thought that God has his right arm around Eve and his right hand touching the Christ Child. The artist was Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), a Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter and poet.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1500s, 16th century, adam, art, artwork, ceiling, close-up, creation, creation of adam, fingers, fingertips, fresco, god, human soul, illustration, michaelangelo buonarroti, moment, painting, renaissance, sistine chapel, touching

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.