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"pee-et-uh" is the pronunciation of the word "pieta" in the English language.
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Michelangelo completed the Pieta in 1499.
The Pieta is displayed in St Peters Basilica in Rome
On the sash that the Virgin wears.
Michelangelo was 23 years old when he sculpted his Pieta. He was only 24 years old according to Wikipedia
A pieta is a picture or sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Jesus Christ on her lap or in her arms. Source: Oxford American Dictionary (quoted directly)
Both created by Michelangelo
The 'Pieta' is a statue carved from marble.
The Pieta represents the pity that the mother Mary had for her son Jesus after he was taken down from the cross. It represents great sadness, and grief.
Many artists have done this subject matter. The one you might be thinking of is by Michelangelo, circa 1499.
It means a picture (sculpted or painted) of Virgin Mary with the dead Christ on her lap.
This sculpture shows the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus, which has been taken down from the Cross. She looks at him with gentle grief, love, and sorrow. Her beautiful f…ace seems to be very young. Criticized for this, Michelangelo explained that Mary in her purity would not show the effects of aging. Her body and the drapery of her gown are exaggerated in size to hold the body of Christ.
Three completed and one unfinished.
People didn't know who Michelangelo was when he finished the Pieta and therefor assumed or guessed is was another famous sculpture at the time. When word reached Michelangelo …he supposedly walked over to the sculpture with hammer and chisel in hand and wrote/carved his name across the band on the virgin Marie as to cease all confusion as to who the real sculpture was. He was known to have kind of an attitude.
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy
The contract was signed in 1498 but the sculpture was finished in 1499 and it took michelangelo 1 year to complete it.........wow stuff that........ *_*
In Art History
Mary is much larger in comparison to Jesus than one would expect. This was so Mary could cradle Jesus' body in her lap. The genius of Michelangelo is that the disproportion is… not easy to see; however, if you consciously compare the size of Mary's hands to those of Jesus the difference in scale becomes apparent.