Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Michelangelo "Pieta" -Chris Barrow

The "Pieta" is Michelangelo's first masterpiece. In this sculpture it shows the virgin Mary holding the body of Christ, Michelangelo was always proud of his pieces of art because he was a perfectionist and carved his work out one piece of marble rather than what other artists did which was adding other pieces of marble to hide their mistakes. He even claimed that they were so solid that "you could roll them down a mountain and no piece would come off," This piece was completed when Michelangelo was only twenty three years old.  I found this piece remarkably interesting because of the amount of detail that went into the piece of art. The body of Christ is exceptionally well done and that has to do with the fact that Michelangelo studied dissection of actual bodies. This piece of the is also the only work of art that Michelangelo ever signed.

-Chris Barrow

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