“Pic of the Week”. April 18, 2014: Michelangelo’s “Other Pieta”

vatican Pieta

It being Good Friday, I thought it timely to share two of my favorite sculptures with you.  The photo above (which you can enlarge by click on the thumbnail below) is from St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, highlighting its beautiful Pieta.  This was carved by a then unknown young sculpture, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, or as we know him, “Michelangelo”.  It is the only one of his sculptings he signed.  I think it’s the most amazing sculpture I’ve ever seen and the skill of this artist to breath life and emotion into the cold stone never ceases to amaze me.  But this was not his only work on this subject.  You’ll see another Pieta in the Duomo Museum in …

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