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Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes linked to the golden ratio

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes linked to the golden ratio

Michelangelo likely used a famous mathematical ratio to paint "The Creation of Adam" and other frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a recently published study claims.

The article published this month in the journal Clinical Anatomy states that the Renaissance artist may have employed the so-called "golden ratio" -- a proportion often associated with physical efficiency and that frequently occurs in nature --  to create the 16th century masterpiece.

Like many artists of his period, Michelangelo was fascinated by human anatomy and likely studied cadavers to enhance his knowledge of the human form.

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