"Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Planets" Top 5 Page for this destination The Sistine Chapel Tip by Escadora7
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"And God said: "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit ... And there was evening and there was morning, a third day....God made the two great lights, the greater lighter to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also...And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day" [Genesis 1:11-19]
Michelangelo shows the third and fourth day of the Creation simultaneously. In this scene the figure of the Lord appears twice.
On the left, in fact, God, seen from behind (if you look close, you can see his cute bottom - no harm intended!], still wearing a pink robe, extending his arm towards a bush, alluding to the vegetable world. Here he seems to be summoning forth tufts of grass and the first bushes from the bare earth.
On the right of the same panel, the majestic figure of the Lord reappears, surrounded by four children (angels?), while, with an imperious gesture of his hands, he points and divides a golden ball of sun and a greyed-out cold moon in the heavens. His expression seems almost to be one of concentration (and a little anger, though I am not sure what was in the artists mind).
Address: Inside the Sistine Chapel
Directions: Keep on looking up at the ceiling - panel 2.
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