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a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus

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Iseppo, not a native-Venetian son but an outsider from Chioggia, is maneuvering his rather large flat-bottomed boat into the docking place at the Pieta orphanage/ conservatory.
Although relying, like all confraternities, on male clerics for spiritual direction, the founders and overseers of the Pieta were laywomen, drawn from assorted ranks of a stratified urban society and most of them contributing fairly small sums.
of New York-Staten Island) examines how spectral resurrections of classicized Marian pity in the plays of Thomas Kyd, William Shakespeare, and John Webster might represent the cultural trauma of the Reformation, especially that associated with the eradication of the doctrine of Purgatory, the suppression of Catholic mourning ritual, and iconoclasm against the pieta and female saints.
Her image is portrayed in countless ways in the art of many cultures and centuries, from the smiling Madonna with her infant to the sorrowful mother of the Pieta bearing her grown and lifeless son in her arms.
About 30 years later, the parishioners paid for the pieta, which was sculpted over a metal armature by German craftsmen.
The Pieta, the very image of salvation, and the face of this most holy Christian warrior.
Highlighted are lengthy and detailed closeups of the Pieta the David, the Last Judgment, Michelangelo's Moses and the tomb of Julius II.
Stirlingshire landowner Archie Stirling auctioned the paintings from his family collection - including The Pieta by 16th century Spanish artist Luis de Morales - at Sotheby's in London.
Harper: Jackson's woodcut of the Pieta theme hangs in my loft as a reminder of a classical motif, the Pieta of the Virgin Mary and Jesus.
The pieta now sits at eye level in the Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence, not far from where the artist is buried.
I can't believe Michelangelo himself used to go up there to choose his blocks personally, the ones from which emerged the Pieta, David and many other treasures.
We defy nature all the time, and point to our accomplishments with pride, from the Pieta to the Panama Canal, from Antigone to Fred Astaire.
The musical lives of Anna Maria of the Pieta, Elisabetta Mantovani of the Incurabili, Anna Cremona of the Mendicanti, and Bortola Anzoloti of the Dereletti, to name but a few, have long awaited narration.
Thus, the naked body of a 35-year-old man was placed next to an older man who, in a successful fusion of the Pieta and the age-old figure of Maternity, breast feeds him.
Over five hundred years after the completion of the Pieta, the bust of the Virgin Mary has been produced from a master made from the Vatican's mold of the original.