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Compare and contrast Michelangelo's Creation of Adam painted on the Sistine Chapel with that of the medieval Adam and Eve Reproached by the Lord. If that sculpture embodied medieval views of humanity, then what does the Creation of Adam tell us about how things have changed? How is the influence of humanism present in the Michelangelo painting?

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Art is a portrayal of the events that define human believes, cultures, politics and other
realities. The techniques used have changed over time due to the kind of people, materials
available and the styles appreciated by the audience to these artworks. Religious art, unlike all
others, is the most famous in both the medieval and modern art. Artists at these periods were all
focused on portraying the power of God in relation to the people who followed him. These
paintings, sculptures and other techniques used were meant to spread Christianity amongst the
people living in different periods and that explains its extensive influence up to date. The
creation of Adam by Michelangelo carries the concepts of the modern Christianity views and
humanism which differ from the Adam and Eve Reproached by God which represented the
ancient perspective.
These two artworks represented the Christian views about the different believes about
how the things happened. They show that thes...

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