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

The ninth bay of the ceiling

1508-12
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

The first scene in chronological order of the Creation depicts, between the figures ignudi and the bronze medallions, the Separation of Light from Darkness. At the sides are the figures of the Libyan Sibyl and the prophet Jeremiah.