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Pope faster than he did may have been a potential motivator for his acceptance and ambition of re-painting the ceiling. This would be known as the ceiling program, likely to be formulated with the help of a Theology expert. The program concentrated on scenes from the Old Testament. The painting’s story begins at the altar and is separated into three sections. The first story told is The Creation of the Heavens and Earth, followed by The Creation of Adam and Eve and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and ending with the story of Noah and the Flood (Ceiling ofthe Sistine Chapel 2015). Michelangelo painted a fictive architectural molding and supporting statues, each taking on the appearance of a concrete style, so that he could set the setting for the Old Testament (2015). When Michelangelo first started the Noah Fresco, he realized after finishing that the figures were too small to serve their purpose. He moved to creating larger figures in
Michelangelo5his other scenes, which is why when the panting moved toward the altar the figures began to enlarge to serve a more significant purpose.The major frescos on the ceiling have so much religious meaning and symbolic significance. Religion a big deal at the time of the Renaissance and religiousartwork was at its prime. The paintings had an obvious impact on the viewers because the scenes were created in the Sistine Chapel inside the famous Vatican. Thefirst fresco depicting The Creation shows scenes from the first chapter of Genesis. This is where God created the Earth in six days and rested on the seventh. From left to right, the first day is depicted which is when God created light, separating it from the dark. Then the second day is depicted where God divided the waters from the heavens. This continued all the way up until the fourth day in the book of Genesis. The fifth and sixth day, according to Genesis, were not depicted. Of the three large scenes depicted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, these series of scenes are the most dynamically and broadly painted. Next is The Creation of Adam and Eve.

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