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Monday, January 23, 2012

Genesis Mural, NoHo

Mural, Lafayette Street, NYC
Photo by myself on Lafayette and Bond Streets, in Noho.

A mural depicting part of the Sistine Chapel fresco hangs above a street corner in NoHo.

The original mural by Michelangelo is huge, and illustrates all the parts of Genesis. This particular scene shows God giving life to Adam. It is the most recognizable panel.

I'm not sure who painted the mural, above, or its significance. It doesn't seem to be an advertisement.

For more about the original mural in Rome, click here.


Did anyone catch the Giants' game yesterday?!

Mark and I rarely watch football, but we couldn't refrain from supporting a New York team so close to the finals. The Giants won a nail biting contest against San Francisco that went into overtime, 20 to 17.

The Superbowl takes place in two weeks, on February 5th. New York will play the New England Patriots, who are favored to win by 3 points. Mark and I will certainly be tuning in!

To see highlights from last night's game on the Times site, click here.

Related posts: Art Ahoy at the 81st Street Subway Station, Homage to Warhol, Union Square, and Painting the Town, in Soho.


Olivier said...

la nouvelle "Chapelle Sixtine" ;)

K10 said...

Love this photo. I remember seeing that mural, and wondered how it got there.

This Atlanta girl is all about the New York Football Giants! What a great nail-biter of a game. Can't wait for the Super Bowl.

Banjo52 said...

This is one of your best shots, Kitty. From Michelangelo's idealized human at the top we move through steel and forbidding street signs to a lowly few live humans below, on their way to . . . what? That's grim, I guess, but I love this photo.

Banjo52 said...

P.S. That was one great football game.