The creation of Adam is part of the fresco on the vault of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City painted by Michelangelo around 1511. The work is the depiction of the Biblical story from the book of Genesis in which God the Father breathes life into Adam. From the frescoes to Genesis in the Sistine Chapel, it is chronologically the fourth image in the story. Michelangelo finished this fresco as one of the last in the series. The work measures 4.8 by 2.3 meters.