Pieta – A Divine Experience

Pieta

Pietà (1498-1499) by Michelangelo Buonarotti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Don’t be surprised if your eyes well up. Being in it’s presence is an intensely emotional experience.

I was told that Michelangelo was just 24 when he completed this masterpiece. Does that make it a case of divine intervention? We shall never know but can for sure presume.

Also this happens to be the only work that Michelangelo ever signed.

8 thoughts on “Pieta – A Divine Experience

  1. James Hofer

    I saw this in person. Standing in front of this amazing work is truly an emotional exxperience. I sat on the floor and wept…

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