Pieta

By Alex Wang, Talon Staff writer


The Pietà is a very famous sculpture made by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. This sculpture made Michelangelo famous. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. This sculpture depicts after Crucifixion Jesus laid on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. This Artwork is not only famous because of outside beauty, it also represents Jesus died for our sin, and we should remember that moment.

This artwork took Michelangelo almost two years to finish, he was very serious to this artwork, It also was the only piece Michelangelo ever signed, we can see how important this artwork means to him. Michelangelo said: “Mary is Jesus’s earth mother, she is purely and lovely, so that she could keep young in body and heart.” So Michelangelo didn’t make Mary looks old, he made Mary as a beautiful young woman. Although Mary is very sad because the death of her son, she still looks beautiful.

In the history, there were many artwork inspired by Jesus, the Pietà is the one of them, and it is the one I like best. Because this artwork very directly showed that “God sent his son to the earth, and let his son died for our sin.” Jesus is the savior, and when I see this piece of art, I always remember that.