Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide
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Chapter 17

Chapter 17 - The creation of Adam by Michelangelo, Claude Debussy, the bust of Zeus

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The bust of Zeus

Zeus is the god of gods in Greek mythology. Descendant of Cronos and Rhea, it will give birth to numerous gods and goddesses and heroes …

The bust of Zeus

This bust of Zeus was discovered in Italy, in the city of Otricoli.

The creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Sistine Chapel

This fresco of 280 x 570 cm was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. Located in the Vatican, on the ceiling vault of the Sistine Chapel.
This is one of the nine frescoes depicting the book of Genesis, a narrative of the origins of the creation of the world by God, then of Adam and Eve …

The creation of Adam by Michelangelo

On the right you can see God represented by an old bearded man in a large red cloak surrounded by cherubs. His left arm is wrapped around a woman normally interpreted as Eve. One can see the right arm of God bearing “the spark of life” that goes to Adam who is on the ground to breathe life into him.

Le clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

The work of Debussy interpreted by Thomas Labé on the Piano:

The Clair de Lune is from the composer’s best-known piano piece: La Suite bergamasque.

This last created between 1890 and 1905 is composed of 4 movements:

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy on piano in the property of Ernest Chausson in Luzancy in 1893. (Orsay)

The Clair de Lune is thus the 3rd movement in D flat major. This is the most famous piece of the Suite bergamasque, notably thanks to its tempo andante played pianissimo.
The author would have been inspired by the poem of Verlaine of the same name.

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