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Originally posted by Lazarus Short
Where were you when "ET" came out?
Originally posted by littled16
As far as the Birth of Man seeming to be brain like in appearance I must say i never really noticed the similarity until you pointed it out. Might there be something more to it? Possibly, but it is also possible that it could be pareidolia playing tricks on our eyes. Since Michaelangelo isn't available for questioning the answer will remain an unsolved mystery!
Anatomical theories[edit|edit source] Several hypotheses have been put forward about the meaning of The Creation of Adam's highly original composition, many of them taking Michelangelo's well-documented expertise in human anatomy as their starting point. In 1990, an Anderson, Indiana physician named Frank Lynn Meshberger, M.D. noted in the medical publication the Journal of the American Medical Association that the background figures and shapes portrayed behind the figure of God appeared to be an anatomically accurate picture of the human brain. Dr. Meshberger's interpretation has been discussed by Dr. Mark Lee Appler. On close examination, borders in the painting correlate with major sulci of the cerebrum in the inner and outer surface of the brain, the brain stem, the frontal lobe, the basilar artery, the pituitary gland and the optic chiasm. Alternatively, it has been observed that the red cloth around God has the shape of a human uterus (one art historian has called it a "uterine mantle"), and that the scarf hanging out, coloured green, could be a newly cut umbilical cord. "This is an interesting hypothesis that presents the Creation scene as an idealised representation of the physical birth of man. It explains the navel that appears on Adam, which is at first perplexing because he was created, not born of a woman."
Could there be a subconscious imprinting of Steven Spielberg's intention with the poster of the ET poster
Another of Alvin's most famous cinematic posters was his work for Steven Spielberg's 1982 film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Alvin designed the film's iconic poster showing E.T.'s finger touching the finger of his human friend, Elliott, finger tip to finger tip. The fingers create a glow where they touch. The idea for the poster was reportedly suggested by Spielberg, and was inspired by Michelangelo's painting, The Creation of Adam. The E.T. poster was personally important to Alvin. He used his own daughter, Farah Alvin, as the human hand model for the poster.