Michelangelo’s Pietas

The “Florentine Pieta” or “The Deposition" The “Florentine Pieta” or “The Deposition"

Michelangelo Buonarroti, born 1475 in Florence, lauded painter and architect of the Sistine Chapel, poet, and inventor considered himself first and foremost a sculptor and worked in marble until his death in Rome in 1564. He was buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce, also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories, burial place for many illustrious Italians; Michelangelo being the most famous Renaissance artist.

Researching the sculpture simply known as Michelangelo’s “Pieta,” one will discover that he had sculpted two lesser-known pietas presently residing in


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