Michelangelo Buonarroti – La Pietà


In 1499, Michelangelo Buonarroti, just 24 years old, finished sculpting La Pietà, which is currently in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. This work shows the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ descended from the cross, carved in life-size marble and in a triangular composition that gives the sculpture stability. The fact that the Virgin is represented younger than Jesus Christ and without signs of suffering stands out, reflecting the tradition of Renaissance idealism. The work was commissioned by Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas, who died before it was completed. It should be mentioned that La Pietà is the only work signed by Michelangelo who, in doubt as to its authorship due to his age, signed it on the ribbon that crosses the Virgin's chest.

The model for this sculpture is CC licensed and was made by Bhushan Arekar with revisions by Reza Sedghi.

For more information about the sculpture consult this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet%C3%A0_(Michelangelo)

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