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Beautiful and serene

Cardinal Jean Bilhere hired Michelangelo to make "the most beautiful work of marble in Rome."
Making comparisons is always tough but I can assure you that after seeing this sculpture, I don't think many sculptures can compete with its beauty.

It's one of main sights of St. Peter's Basilica and always surrounded by crowds and flashing cameras trying (unsuccessfully) to capture its perfect harmony and fragility. In photos, the look on Jesus's face, his passionate grimace, is reduced to nothing. The young Virgin seems to be the same age as her son. Here, the quest for beauty was Michelangelo's objective.

An interesting anecdote: They say that Michelangelo was very irritated that the sculpture was being credited to another sculptor. One night he went and etched his name in the mantle of the Virgin. That is why it's the only statue he signed. You definitely cannot miss this beautiful sculpture if you go to Rome.

An interesting anecdote: They say that Michelangelo was very irritated that the sculpture was being credited to another sculptor. So one night he went and etched his name in the mantle of the Virgin. That is why it's the only statue he signed. You definitely cannot miss this beautiful sculpture if you go to Rome.
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The Pietà (Michelangelo) Phone Number
+39 06 6988 3731
+39 06 6988 3731
The Pietà (Michelangelo) Address
Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano
Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano
The Pietà (Michelangelo) Website
http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/san_pietro/index_it.htm
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