MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

The sixth bay of the ceiling

1508-12
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

One of the largest panels in the vault is devoted to the scene of the Creation of Adam. In the triangular spandrels at the sides, other family groups continue the sequence of the generations before the incarnation of Christ.