At first glance the fresco is uncommonly simple, but we must remember that Michelangelo was not just any painter. But a complex man with a lot of knowledge that he wanted to pass on to humanity. The painter’s complexity can be seen in the message hidden in his work. A message beyond the comprehension of most people.
The magnificent work of art ‘The Creation of Adam’ was created by Michelangelo between 1508-1512 and was commissioned by Pope Julius II himself.
Michelangelo painted it without assistance and without regard for the opinions of those around him. This is why various conflicting opinions have arisen in scholarly circles. The spark or flow of energy between the creator’s finger and Adam’s finger is so clearly visible.
What is strange about Adam as painted by Michelangelo?
By a simple comparison of the contours of the two images (the shape of the human brain. And the shape of the sphere from which God comes) we realise that space is one and the same. God came from a large brain, identical to the human brain. And from there he gave life to the first man on Earth.
What is odd about Michelangelo’s painting of Adam is the pituitary gland, which is so clearly seen in the fresco in the Sistine Church and which is depicted by the leg of an angel. It seems that Michelangelo deliberately omitted to paint its fingers to better highlight this important component of the human brain.
The pituitary gland is a small structure at the base of the brain located inside a protective bony saddle. It is the most important gland in the endocrine system (hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid and parathyroid glands, pancreas, adrenals, reproductive glands – ovaries).
What is represented by the Creation of Adam painting?
Because of a scene from The Making of the World that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is concluded that the artist hid the image of a human brain in the face of God.
Researchers say Adam’s portrait is a highly accurate representation of the human brain, spinal cord and brainstem.
This is the conclusion of two neuroanatomy researchers at the University of Baltimore, Maryland. The two experts analysed The Separation of Light and Darkness.
What is observed in the painting between Adam and God?
Of all the images on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, this is Michelangelo’s greatest achievement. Vasari described the figure of Adam as one “whose beauty. And not by the brush of an ordinary mortal”.
The visual effect due to the space between the fingers of the two figures, Adam and his Creator, is similar to that of an electric current. A dynamic tension is created, the viewer is almost able to distinguish the flow of divine energy passing through that space, giving life to the first human being.
His expression, his features are extremely beautiful and harmonious, reflecting the spiritual perfection of the human being before sin.
What’s laying next to Adam’s rib?
Michelangelo’s great creation is a reference to Christ, who prefigures Adam, the one who has not yet sinned.
Next to Adam’s thigh is the horn of plenty, filled with oak leaves and acorns, one of the many references to oak trees that appear in the scenes depicted on the ceiling. A reference to the surname of Papa Iulian della Rovere.
In 1990, physicist Frank Meshberger published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Claiming to have decoded the scene of Adam’s creation by God. Located in the centre of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, as a perfect anatomical illustration of the human brain in cross-section. To show that God endowed Adam not only with life, but also with supreme human intelligence.
- The painting “The Creation of Adam”, where Adam’s finger and God’s finger almost touch, is one of the most recognizable illustrations in history. For this reason, the presence of hidden messages fascinates people today.
- The Sistine Chapel attracts millions of tourists every year and is a special place of Apusian Christianity. Aside from the religious aspects, there is much speculation about some of the messages Michelangelo hid in the paintings.
- It took four years to complete the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and when Michelangelo started painting the chapel, he took it from east to west, starting at the entrance to the chapel and ending above the altar. The last scene he painted was the scene of God’s separation of light from darkness, the brain stem, eyes and optic nerves in the shape of God’s neck.
Art critics and historians have long wondered, in this fresco. At the unusual anatomical irregularities of the neck in the depiction of God. As well as the shadows placed backwards. From bottom left, but the neck, highlighted as if it were in a spotlight. The two researchers say it is not pure chance or untrained artistry, but rather a coded message.
If one superimposes the anatomical image of the human brain over the Michelangelo fresco in question one can see many similar lines and contours.