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Michelangelo - Pieta (1499)

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This masterpiece of Italian Renaissance sculpture is located in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Michelangelo was commissioned to make it by the French envoy to Rome, Cardinal Jean de Billheres. This explains the subject matter which was unusual for Italy at the time. Maria has been depicted at a surprisingly young age.

Michelangelo is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. Among his works are the "David" and "Pieta" statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Michelangelo's distinctive style: a muscular precision and reality combined with an almost lyrical beauty. Two relief sculptures that survive, "Battle of the Centaurs" and "Madonna Seated on a Step," are testaments to his unique talent at the tender age of 16.

Technical Specifications

  • Height: 8.7"
  • Materials: Casted resin with a stone finish
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    As one of the most prominent artists of all time, Michelangelo shows us the tragic depth of the human experience. As a matter of fact, the artist's all-encompassing universality remains applicable hundreds of years later. Therefore, he has influenced countless artists and movements. His masterworks have certainly gained immortality that ensures his legacy will live on. Michelangelo had significant success throughout his career, making various masterworks from almost every period of life. Michelangelo created the Pieta in 1497 which is a work of sculpted marble depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the crucifixion. His work was a brilliant blend of physical realism, psychological insight, and intensity that had never really been grasped at the time. Indeed, it always remains difficult to approach to this day. His works are the absolute definition of masterpieces. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the statue of David, are works that will stand the test of time.


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