Top 10 Fascinating Facts About the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo
10The story of the book of Genesis is featured on the ceiling
At the centre of the ceiling, the decoration is nine scenes from the Book of Genesis. One of them is the famous Creation of Adam which many art critics have compared it to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
From this painting, the hands of God and Adam have been reproduced countless times. This scene is made up of complex designs with several separate figures clothed and some nude. Michelangelo was able to establish his skill through this painting. He created a huge variety of poses for the human figure that subsequently became influential. Other scenes by Michelangelo from the bible that have been featured on the ceiling include the Last Judgement.