Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj
Creation of Adam by Ercigoj

Creation of Adam by Ercigoj

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Ercigoj Art
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Motif: after Michelangelo Buonarroti
Type: Embroidered painting
Technique: Mixed embroidery
Year: 2018
Edition: Unlimited

Size: Small
Dimension: 30 x 20 cm | 11.8 x 7.9 in
Number of stitches: over 170,000
Thread length: over 1.9 km | over 1.2 mi
Thread colours: 26
Development: over 100 person hours

God Creates Adam, the image of God, depicted as an old bearded man, gives the gift of life to Adam, is probably the most recognizable among Michelangelo’s frescoes adorning the Sistine Chapel. The fresco contains many details, hidden in plain sight, showcasing Michelangelo’s expert knowledge of human anatomy. For our embroidered piece, we’ve taken a segment of God’s hand almost touching Adam’s, rendering the motif with embroidered threads to the finest details, enhancing the colours of the age-worn fresco and refreshing them to their original hues with meticulous subtle colour transitions and shading. Creating the right colour palette was a special challenge – in order to get the right skin tones for hands, we had to employ special techniques of colour blending and thread mixing.

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