Regular Posts Tagged ‘Pieta’
Replica of Pieta on loan to Cathedral
16th Sep 2010Posted in: Renaissance Art Comments Off on Replica of Pieta on loan to Cathedral

A full-size bronze replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta has arrived at Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light and will be on public display for the next several months in an alcove across the hall from the mausoleum. The sculpture was cast by an Italian foundry from plaster molds taken directly from the original marble in the […]

FrontRunners: Pietà Bust Reproduced
16th Sep 2010Posted in: Renaissance Art Comments Off on FrontRunners: Pietà Bust Reproduced

Michelangelo’s marble Pietà sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome depicts one of the most moving episodes of the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of her son after he has been taken down from the cross. It was, and still is, considered the great masterpiece of the artist’s early career. Vatican artisans […]

Saint Peter’s Pieta (Michelangelo)
12th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Saint Peter’s Pieta (Michelangelo)

Saint Peter’s Pieta (1498-1499 69 inches) The Saint Peter’s Pieta is surely the most universally loved work of Michelangelo. With good reason, we admire the miraculous transformation of a giant piece of marble into a larger than life-size two-figure sculpture group. But more than a work of art, the Pieta is a moving and deeply […]

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