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Michelangelo's Pieta

Michelangelo's Pieta

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The bronzed resin statues, hand-finished in every detail , masterfully represent the greatest works of art of all time. The statue is made entirely in Italy, it has a truly impressive level of detail. It is a suitable size to fit on a desk or piece of furniture, it is very imposing and its weight is solid.

Height 26 cm - Weight 1.2 kg

Michelangelo's Pietà, exhibited in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, is a marble sculpture created between 1497 and 1499, recognized as the first masterpiece of the artist, then twenty years old. It is the only work signed by Michelangelo, with his signature on the shoulder strap holding the Virgin's mantle.

Commissioned by the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, Michelangelo personally chose marble from the Carrara quarries for this work, which may originally have been intended for a funerary monument. The sculpture underwent several moves within St. Peter's Basilica before reaching its current location in 1749. In 1964, it was exhibited at the New York World's Fair, attracting great interest.

In 1972, the Pietà was severely damaged in a vandalism attack by László Tóth, a Hungarian-Australian geologist. Under the coordination of Deoclecio Redig de Campos, the restoration used the original fragments and a mixture of glue and Carrara marble dust. Since then, it has been protected by a bulletproof glass wall.

Stylistically, Michelangelo breaks with the rigid tradition of representing the Pietà, creating a pyramidal composition with the figures of Mary and Jesus merging in an intimate embrace, marked by a unique realism and expressiveness. The youth of the Madonna, the subject of debate, is interpreted by Michelangelo as a symbol of chastity and incorruption, linked more to the symbolic meaning than to the literal narration of Christ's death.

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