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Thursday, June 2, 2016

What is the secret message in the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo in Rome?

At age 17 he began dissecting corpses from the local church cemetery. Between 1508 and 1512 he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Michelangelo Buonarroti, known throughout the world as an artistic genius with exceptional achievements in painting, sculpture and architecture, was also a great anatomist, who secretly hid by destroying all of his anatomical sketches and notes. However, his secret was revealed thanks to an analysis in more than 500 years after it was hidden from the eyes of Pope Julius II even in the body of God.

This is the conclusion of two experts in neuroanatomy at the School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The two experts analyzed the "Separation of Light from Darkness", a scene from the creation of the world that Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and concluded that the artist had hidden an image of a human brain in God's image.

  Researchers say that Michelangelo's painting is a very accurate representation of the human brain, the spinal marrow and brain stem. Frank Meshberger first physician who identified similarities between the representation of God and the human brain, says that Michelangelo surrounded Divinity with the "shroud" like the human brain to suggest that God had endowed Adam not only with life, but with supreme intelligence that people exhibit. 

Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in four years, making images from east to west, starting and ending at the entrance to the chapel above the altar. Last painted scene depicts God separating light from darkness. In this region, the researchers found that Michelangelo hid brain stem, eyes and optic nerve.

Art critics and historians were surprised by anatomical irregularities in Michelangelo portrayed how God's neck in this scene and how strange it was lit this region. Suk and Tamargo says that it is not error, but a hidden message.

 The two experts said that in no other painting is no longer the mistake anatomical human neck, and if this image is superimposed on a photograph of a human brain from below, the lines of God's neck exactly match the features of our brain . Researchers say the optic nerves are represented in exactly the same manner as was illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci in 1487. Da Vinci and Michelangelo lived in the same period, each of the artists knowing each other's work.

The two experts in neuroanatomy concludes that "Michelangelo has enriched this painting depicting what God hidden images of the brain in this way not only celebrating God's glory, but the glory of His most magnificent creation."

Other experts launches another hypothesis regarding the meaning of these secret messages. It is no secret that Michelangelo's relationship with the Catholic Church became strained towards the end of his life, the artist came to detest the opulence and corruption of the Church. Moreover, in his masterpiece Michelangelo painted face in two places, both tortured. Therefore, some experts say that the hidden message is that God gave Adam his intelligence, but that intelligence and bodily organ that makes it possible to allow people to reach God without that relationship to be mediated by the Church.

You may never know the real reason Michelangelo inserted human brain representation masterpiece that combines art, religion, science and faith in a challenging and amazing artistic work,

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