Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Sistine Chapel, fresco Michelangelo Hands of God and Adam

Image of the hand of God giving life to Adam from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564, between 1508 and 1512, at the commission of Pope Julius II.

This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

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Sistine Chapel, fresco Michelangelo Hands of God and Adam

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