Creation of the Sun and Moon  

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Detail of Sistine Chapel fresco Creation of the Sun and Moon by Michelangelo (completed 1512), , a well-known example of the depiction of God the Father in Western art.
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Detail of Sistine Chapel fresco Creation of the Sun and Moon by Michelangelo (completed 1512), , a well-known example of the depiction of God the Father in Western art.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Creation of the Sun and Moon[1] is a section of Michelangelo's fresco of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It depicts a scene from the Genesis creation narrative.

"On the Fourth Day, God puts the Sun and the Moon in place to govern the night and the day, the time and the seasons of the year."




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