Such a wonderful mixture of both tenderness and power in his work. It was love-at-first-sight for me with his images. To me, few artists have equaled his skills and none have surpassed them. He's always one of my benchmarks for the best. --Pia (Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pieta) Sculpture, Statue, Mothers Mary, Florence Italy, Cemetery Angel, Michelangelo Pieta, Virgin Mary, Vatican Cities, Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pieta I remember seeing this at the 1964-65 World's Fair in NYC....we were all on a 'moving sidewalk' so no one would stand there all day....which would have been a lovely thing to do.... I was 10 years old and remember being deeply moved by this.....
Pieta, Michelangelo. So lovely. On May 21, 1972, a mentally disturbed man walked into the chapel and attacked the sculpture with a geologist's hammer while shouting "I am Jesus Christ." Onlookers took many of the pieces of marble that flew off. Later, some pieces were returned, but many were not, including Mary's nose, which had to be reconstructed from a block cut out of her back.
Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a Small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso), 1508–12 Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564) Italian Red chalk (recto); charcoal or black chalk (verso) 11 3/8 x 8 7/16 in. (28.9 x 21.4 cm) Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924 (24.197.2)