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The Creation of Adam

Jan Martin's avatar Jan Martin

"The Creation of Adam", with homage to Michelangelo, is a revision of his celebrated fresco interpreted from a 21st century perspective. It was created by applying compounded layers of acrylic medium on a painted black canvas. The pouring process took nine months. I spent an additional three years experimenting with the medium, studying x-ray images, learning computer software for anatomy and reading about Michelangelo and his artistic journey.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/4 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Width: 156 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 84 inches