Søren Kaspersen
Body Language and Theology in the Sistine Ceiling — A Reconsideration of the Augustinian View An ongoing analysis of Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling linking it to an Augustinian world view through iconography, theology and body lanhguage. It extends and critiques Esther Gordon Dotson’s earlier analysis and maintains that all the different parts of the decoration are entangled and relate to the Genesis series, which is the core of the whole narrative. The story of Creation, Adam and Eve, and Noah is framed first and foremost by ignudi with bronze medallions and prophets and sibyls. This third part of the project deals with a new reading of the last frame, the ancestors of Christ, as well as with a conclusive consideration of the overall interpretation.