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Works Michelangelo (Main Page) La Pieta[edit]

I noticed that one of Michelangelo’s earlier pieces was not added in his “Works” section, only a picture and small description of La Pieta is displayed on his main page. I actually found that La Pieta has its own Wikipedia page, but I did not understand why it is not necessarily emphasized on Michelangelo’s page. I understand that Michelangelo was not the original creator of La Pieta, but his version is the most well known. La Pieta was one of Michelangelo’s most significant pieces, which is why I was surprised that so little was discussed of it on his own page.

Renaissance artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculpted La Pieta in 1499 when he was only 24. La Pieta was not originated by Michelangelo, but his was and is most well known. Michelangelo’s La Pieta is currently located in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The sculpture is made of marble, and is 68.5 inches tall and 76.8 inches wide. La Pieta is know for its beauty and grace. It is known for its religious symbolism. With La Pieta Michelangelo isolated and signified the aspects of Virgin Mary holding in her arms the body of Jesus Christ after he was taken down from the Crosse after the Crucifixion. La Pieta is currently a global icon.

Before Michelangelo Buonarroti was known as a painter, after he painted the Sistine Chapel, he was known as a sculptor with his works such as La Pieta and the statue of David (1504). Michelangelo originally sculpted La Pieta for French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was at the time a representative of Rome. It was originally made for Billheres’s funeral, but is now located in a chapel of the 18th century, St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Pieta is indeed dealt with in this article Amandajm (talk) 02:46, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

/* Reviews */ typo[edit]

This sentence: In this image, Mary's upraise arms and upraised hands are indicative of her prophetic role.

should be In this image, Mary's upraised arms and upraised hands are indicative of her prophetic role.

or perhaps In this image, Mary's upraised arms and hands are indicative of her prophetic role.

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