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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.

Arrivederci!

13 comments:

  1. Greetings! Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I definitely took this pic! The entire Vatican experience was deeply moving and spiritual. I strongly urge all to visit someday!

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  2. is that the oen that's in the little chapel next to the st peter?

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  3. Michelangelo has long been my favorite of the Masters and his Pieta is one of his (many) greatest works. Growing up we were blessed to travel the world (mom was a flight attendant) and seeing his work was among my greatest joys. In those days you could still touch the foot as I recall - but soon it was moved to preserve it. This is a wonderful image. Thanks for bringing back those cherished memories.
    - Rori

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  4. Hey Rori,
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful memories...I have been fortunate enough to see this masterpiece more than once and you know, it remains to be awe-inspiring no matter how many times you gaze upon its magnificence!

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  5. Great picture and words to describe this piece. It's amazing to think about Michelangelo's genius, isn't it?

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  6. Hey there Jenna! Thx for stopping by and I totally agree with you. The span of his genius is incomprehensible! Was there anything he couldn't do?

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  7. It looks amazing indeed! I hope I'll see it one day - I only saw it on dedicated books and in photos, but seeing it live it must be tremendous! Great photo too!

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  8. Hi Lori,

    Thanks so much for much for sharing your comments. To stand here in personal is amazing!!! Try and get there someday!!

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  10. Superb manifestation of marble work. Marble is famous around the world for its beauty, and variety in colors and designs. Artist has really put his true self in the work to create this masterpiece. Nice informative blog. Thanks.

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  11. Hi there Flts to Sydney!! Thx so much for stopping by and I couldn't agree with you more!!

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  12. The focus is on the folds ...... in marble! One wonders how Michelangelo was able to sculpt so many folds and whether any other sculptor accomplished that feat.

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