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Pieta, de Michelangelo La Pietá, también de Miguel Ángel, es uno de los muchos tesoros a los que da cobijo la Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano. Fue creado entre 1498 y 1499

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Pieta, Artist: Michelangelo Completion Date: 1499 Place of Creation: Florence, Italy Style: High Renaissance Genre: sculpture Dimensions: 174 x 195 cm Gallery: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy Tags: Christianity, Jesus-Christ, Pietà, Virgin-Mary

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Breathtaking...The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed (See History after completion). This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents...

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This is Styxx's favorite piece of art work, La Pietà done by Michelangelo. She feels as though this is the most beautiful sculpture in existence.

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The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. The statue is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo.

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