The Creation Reimagined
The Creation of Adam
This work is inspired by the theme of a homonymous fresco located in the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti. How would he have painted it today, half a millennium later, must he not have followed the doctrines of the era? We don’t know.
In this modern adaptation, however, Matteo takes the liberty to depict God not as an old man in the sky, but as the life-giving female principle and the infinite all-containing universe.
Nevertheless, the central point of the painting is the relationship between the “godlike” and the “manlike”. The man is since his beginning reaching for the sky, for the stars, and to know God’s mind. Whilst God, Goddess, or “Creative Force” expands to know the human heart.
And so, the man asks God:
“What do you think?”
and God asks the man:
“What do we feel?”
Below is a short video, in which I’m presenting this painting in Italian (English subtitles):