Michealangelo Michelangelo Di Lodovico Buonarotti Research Paper

  • Length: 2 pages
  • Sources: 3
  • Subject: Art  (general)
  • Type: Research Paper
  • Paper: #11555810
  • Related Topics: Renaissance Period, Artist

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Michelangelo most probably wanted viewers to understand the connection between Jesus and Mary. Also, he did not want his sculpture to look unnatural, especially considering that a woman holding an adult male in her arms appeared to be abnormal. One might also be inclined to consider that the artist wanted people to acknowledge the fact that Jesus' death made it possible for them to see that he was vulnerable. In addition to depicting Jesus as a teenager, Michelangelo made Mary look as if she were still in her early twenties, this being an attempt to highlight the fact that she was pure and incorruptible.

Michelangelo was typically accustomed to leaving his works unsigned, but he made an exception for the Pieta. According to a story, Michelangelo overheard people saying that it was the work of another artist and could not stand knowing that another individual was appreciated for his artwork, thus deciding to sign it "MICHAELA[N]GELUS BONAROTUS FLORENTIN[U.S.] FACIEBA[T] (Michelangelo Buonarroti, Florentine, made it)" (Michelangelo's Pieta). The artist managed to capture the exact feelings that this scene is expected to trigger in people learning about it. The fact that Mary has her left hand oriented toward the public contributes to making people feel as if they are actually witnessing Jesus' final moments. Michelangelo finished Pieta in the beginning of his career, when he was only 24, this standing as proof in regard to his remarkable ability as a sculptor.

Works cited:

Condivi, Ascanio. "Vita di Michelangelo Buonarroti," Rizzoli, 1964.

Vasari, Giorgio. "The lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects," Modern Library, 1896.

"Michelangelo's Pieta," Retrieved September 4, 2011, from the Rome.info Website: http://www.rome.info/michelangelo/pieta/

Sources Used in Document:

Works cited:

Condivi, Ascanio. "Vita di Michelangelo Buonarroti," Rizzoli, 1964.

Vasari, Giorgio. "The lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects," Modern Library, 1896.

"Michelangelo's Pieta," Retrieved September 4, 2011, from the Rome.info Website: http://www.rome.info/michelangelo/pieta/

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