Michelangelo Buanorroti in the last year of his work in the chapel wrote a wonderful mural “Sacrifice of Noah.” The images of this creation convey to the viewer the mournful tragic notes of all that is happening.
Shocked by the large number of victims in the turbulent flow of the Flood, filled with a sense of nobility for their salvation, Noah and his family are in a hurry to make a sacrifice to the Lord God. If the characters, which are placed in the formwork, feel the mood of peace, quiet sadness, contemplation, then in the lunettes the heroes are seized with anxiety, anxiety. The state of rest dramatically turns into stupor and stasis.
In writing the ancestors of Christ, where the feelings of kinship and inner solidarity seemed to be appropriate, Michelangelo conveyed to the viewer completely different experiences.
One part of the participants of this scene is covered with cold indifference, the other part experiences feelings of mutual estrangement, outright hostility and mistrust. In some characters, for example, a mother with a child and an old man with a staff, grief is gradually replaced by tragic despair.
Thanks to all the efforts of Noah, God promised him no more punishment, thus, humanity. From now on, the land will be saved for fire.
And Noah made a sacrifice to the Lord; And he took from every cattle of the purest and from all the birds was clean, and he brought them for a burnt offering on the altar.
And the Lord felt a pleasant fragrance, after which he said in His heart: I will never again curse the whole earth for a man, because the plans of the human heart are evil from his youth and stupidity; and I will no longer strike all living things, as I have done before: from now on and all the days of the earth the harvest and sowing, heat and cold, winter and summer, night and day will not cease.