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  • Cristoforo Everett

    Michelangelo's "Pieta," 1498, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Saw this up-close in-person. One of the greatest works of sculpture in the entire world.

  • Vincent

    The Pieta : Artist - Michelangelo Housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The statue was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed . This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism. The statue is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo.

  • Leslie Miller

    Michelangelo's Pieta. This work shows Jesus' mother Mary holding Him in her arms after He has been removed from the Cross. The sculpture is displayed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. I was fortunate enough to see it in person, and now, being a mother, appreciate it even more.

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Breathtaking...The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed (See History after completion). This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents...

Michelangelo- Pietà This sculpture is one of the most beautiful things on this earth. I will go to Saint Peter's and see it.

Vatican Museums (Italy). 'Rome boasts many artistic highlights, but few are as overpowering as Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. A kaleidoscopic barrage of colours and images, they come as the grand finale of the Vatican Museums, Rome’s largest and most popular art museum.' www.lonelyplanet....

Sistine Chapel & Vatican, Vatican City, all should go. Totally awesome, and you will feel the spirit.

Camino, 514 ¡Madre! —Llámala fuerte, fuerte. —Te escucha, te ve en peligro quizá, y te brinda, tu Madre Santa María, con la gracia de su Hijo, el consuelo de su regazo, la ternura de sus caricias: y te encontrarás reconfortado para la nueva lucha.

Michaelangelo: I love the detail of each muscle as if they were strained while the figure was hunched over. Michaelangelo may be well known, but he is still one of my favorite high rennaissance sculptors.

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The Pieta - In St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican, Rome). So thankful to God that I got to see it.