The Creation of Football – The Sistine Chapel of Football in Buenos Aires


An artwork exhibited at the Sportivo Pereyra club from Barracas district. It honors Argentine footballers like Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Juan Román Riquelme, Gabriel Batistuta, Mario Kempes, Sergio Agüero, Claudio Caniggia, Ricardo Bochini and Ariel Ortega.

“It is like Maradona grants Messi the legacy of good football,” explained the author of the artwork / Image source

Inspired by Michelangelo’s classic fresco, The Creation of Adam found in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, it was created in 2014 by the Argentine graphic designer and artist Santiago Barbeito.

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