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Michelangelo

VARIOUS Fresco Ceiling Sistine chapel creation of Adam vatican Rome Italy

Although the handedness of genius artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1485 to 1564) may never be known for certain, much evidence points to his having been a natural lefty, including statements made by his apprentice, Raffaello da Montelupo, and scientific analysis of the directions of the lines in his sketches. But what may be most telling is two of Michelangelo’s most famous works depict his subjects as left-handed: The sculpture of the biblical David (who holds a weapon in his left hand) and the Sistine Chapel fresco showing Adam reaching for God’s hand (with his left hand). Here is the real reason why some people are left-handed.

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