Marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece of art depicting the passion of the Christ in this superb wall frieze. At over two feet high, each detail from the flowing robes to the divine expression is finely sculpted before being cast in quality designer resin with an antique stone finish for reverential display in a meditative corner of home gallery or garden.
Size: 21"W x 5"D x 26"H. Has two hooks with wire for hanging.
NOTE: In freezing snow and rain it is advised to cover the statue with a tarp or take indoors. As with any resin statue, they are prone to cracking in icy conditions.
About The Artist
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. He began his training in painting with Domenico Ghirlandio and sculpting with Bertoldo DiGiovanni very early in life and showed great aptitude for both trades.
The best-documented artist of the 16th century, Michelangelo is most famous for his sculpts of David and the Pieta. It is said of the latter, It is certainly a miracle that a formless block of stone could ever have been reduced to a perfection that nature is scarcely able to create in the flesh.
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.
In addition to magnificent paintings and sculptures, Michelangelo also was a successful architect, having created the faade for the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel and Laurentian Library, all in Florence.
In his lifetime, Michelangelo was often called Il Divino, the Divine One, because of his intense spirituality. The awe-inspiring splendor present in Michelangelo paintings and sculptures was much admired and copied by his contemporaries, and led to the highly personal and passionate Mannerism era. For Michelangelo the sculptor, his job was to liberate the forms trapped inside the stone. He believed that every stone had a sculpture within, and it was the job of the sculptor to chip away at whatever was not part of the sculpture, and thus Michelangelo sculptures and paintings have deep symbolism that have transcended time and cultures.
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06/24/2017 Beverly A from Pierz, MN - Verified Customer
I ordered this Pieta for a friend who was very pleased with the plaque. She is building a shrine out side and intends on using the plaque in a covered shelter. The only thing wrong was the slight one half inch crack in the folds near Mary's knee. This was probably done when the stone was poured and probably will not cause any problems. I will try to use a cement to fill the crack just for aesthetic reasons. Otherwise it is very beautiful.