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Moses (Michelangelo)
12th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Moses (Michelangelo)

Michelangelo’s Moses (ca. 1513-1516; height ~92.5 inches) San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome The powerful and majestic figure of Moses is depicted during the most important moment in his life. The plates of the Ten Commandments indicate that he has come from Mount Sinai bearing God’s laws for the people of Israel. This is the last […]

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 […]

Madonna della Scala (Madonna of the Stairs )
9th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Madonna della Scala (Madonna of the Stairs )

Madonna della Scala (or, The Madonna of the Steps; ca.1490-91; 22 x 15.5 inches) This is the earliest known sculpture by Michelangelo, created when he was only fifteen or sixteen years old. It remained in the Buonarroti family until two years after the master’s death, when it was presented by a nephew, Leonardo, to Duke […]

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