Michelangelo pieta

Pieta

circa 1498

Why is it canonical?

After extensive training in a variety of media under the patronage of the Medici family, Michelangelo left Florence to work in Bologna and then Rome. The commission for a familiar theme, the Pieta, came early in Michelangelo's life, and it quickly became famed as one of the greatest works in marble ever created, thereby establishing Michelangelo's mastery with sculpture.

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Michelangelo pieta

Pieta

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