02 February 2011
Michelangelo's Pietà - Perfection in marble at the Vatican!
Are there words to describe Michelangelo's Pietà? How does one convey such exquisite perfection? What surely is one of his most defining creations of his entire career, the Pietà was completed when Michelangelo was at the ripe old age of 24! And for the last 500 years, this extraordinary masterpiece carved from block of marble has captivated every set of eyes fortunate enough to stand in awe of its magnificence and glory! Surely the hand of God has guided Michelangelo's chisel as he chipped at and peeled away the layers of stone to reveal this captivating moment in time when Mary holds her Jesus just moments after the His crucifixion. The astonishing level of detail and lifelike features that Michelangelo achieved in his Pietà are unrivaled even after all this time.
If you have the opportunity to visit the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, be sure to visit with Michelangelo's Pietà for a profound and spiritual revelation! Read more about St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.