This original work by Michelangelo currently resides in the Vatican, in Saint Peters Basilica, where it is protected inside a case of bullet proof glass. A masterpiece of religious emotion, depicting Mary holding her son Jesus after his death on the cross, La Pieta is arguably one of the most well-recognized sculptures in the world and draws millions of viewers every year. What can you tell me about this sculpture?

This original work by Michelangelo currently resides in the Vatican, in Saint Peters Basilica, where it is protected inside a case of bullet proof glass. A masterpiece of religious emotion, depicting Mary holding her son Jesus after his death on the cross, La Pieta is arguably one of the most well-recognized sculptures in the world and draws millions of viewers every year. What can you tell me about this sculpture?

09/29/10 at 1:37pm
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  1. studyofarthistory101 reblogged this from renaissanceman5 and added:
    Another few things I learned about this piece: If you notice, on the strap across Mary’s chest, there is an engraving....
  2. renaissanceman5 reblogged this from studyofarthistory101 and added:
    Dr.’s Response: The aspect of this sculpture that sticks out the most to me: Look at the way Mother Mary is depicted in...
  3. renaissanceman5 answered: Look at the way Mary is portrayed. She is looking down at her son who has been brutally murdered with a calm, yet lamenting face. The reason