The Pieta (1499) Lunette Wall Sculpture
After the original (c.1498-1499) by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome
Beneath a sheltering arch - an element traditional to the period - Michelangelo's masterpiece of art depicting the passion of the Christ continues to inspire in this Toscano-exclusive devotional sculpture. From flowing robes to divine expression, this work of Christian wall art is finely sculpted before being cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted as a stunning religious sculpture for home gallery or garden. 7"Wx1"Dx11"H. 1 lb.
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   Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer whose name is immediately recognized as an art master. Along with his contemporary and rival Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo is considered an archetype of the Renaissance Man because of his mastery of different skills.

Michelangelo was born near Tuscany, Italy. The best-documented artist of the 16th century, Michelangelo is most famous for his sculpts of David and the Pieta. Michelangelo also created one of the most recognized Renaissance sculptures, the colossal David, in 1504. A symbol of Florentine freedom, David permanently established Michelangelo's skill as a sculptor with extreme technical care and vivid imagination.

Michelangelo is also known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which took four years to complete, starting in 1508. He was originally commissioned to paint the 12 apostles, but opted for a more complex theme of Creation, depicting the downfall of man and the promise of salvation. Among the most famous Michelangelo paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is The Creation of Adam.

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