Creation of Adam & Meiere's Mosaic

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  • Created on: 03-05-18 18:01
Who painted Creation of Adam?
Michelangelo
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How is God shown as Transcendent in Creation of Adam?
God is being carried by angels in the air-beyond life on earth & universe
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How is the belief in the Imago Dei shown in Creation of Adam?
Adam and God are both shown as muscular,powerful & lying in similar positions-reflecting the teaching that God made man in his own image form the creation stories in Genesis
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Explain how is Adam depicted in the painting
Adam is shown as the perfect man,full of strength & potential but is not yet fully alive, as he's waiting for God to bring life into him-showing that humanity is dependent on God.
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Explain why God's hands are more outstretched than Adam's hand?
This shows that God is more willing to have a close relationship with humanity but we aren't always as willing to do so e.g by sinning
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What else could this mean?
God is shown bringing life to human than other animals-reflects teaching that humans are unique,they're specially created by God & are in close contact with him.Also,reflects idea that there's a longing for a close relationship between God & Humanity
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Why are paintings sometimes better than words?
Paintings can convey complex ideas that are difficult to do so in words.Also, they can inspire people & help them understand their faith
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Give 2 reasons why Creation of Adam doesn't reflect Catholic beliefs
In Genesis 2,God brought Adam to life by breathing into his nostrils,rather than touching him.Also,God & Adam are nearly the same size-suggests humans & God are equal-goes against catholic beliefs
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How is God shown as being eternal?
God looks much older than Adam-shows that God is ancient & eternal, while humanity is not
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What is Meiere's Mosaic?
A mosaic of a hand coming from the clouds
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What catholic beliefs are reflected in this artwork?
Lines extend from God's hand to edge of circle (which depicts edge of the universe).2)Reflects that God created everything in Universe & his influence & power touch all things3)God's hand is large compared to size of cloud-God's greatness/power
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How is God shown as Transcendent in Creation of Adam?

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God is being carried by angels in the air-beyond life on earth & universe

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How is the belief in the Imago Dei shown in Creation of Adam?

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Explain how is Adam depicted in the painting

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Explain why God's hands are more outstretched than Adam's hand?

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