RELIGION

The Top 10 Best Cultural Representations Of God

The Guardian lists everything from Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" to Sir Ralph Richardson in the movie "Time Bandits."

1 | The Creation of Adam

Michelangelo (1511)

For its first 1,200 years, Christianity followed the line in John’s gospel that stated, “No one has ever seen God” and avoided portraying him. Relaxation of the rule came when he was shown as first a hand, then a face cloaked in cloud, but the Renaissance knew no such restraint. In one of his frescoed panels for the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam contains the most reproduced full-body image of God of all time.

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