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The Surprising Secret Behind Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Design

July 27, 2015

 Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam (1512).
Photo: via Wikimedia.

Source ArtNet News

 

Fans of the golden ratio have reason to rejoice. Recent evidence suggests that the great architect of the High Renaissance himself borrowed the technique.

According to a report in the medical journal Clinical Anatomy, Michelangelo relied on the special number to achieve harmony in his work. The scientists' research notes that this is especially true in "The Creation of Adam," the Daily Mail reports.