Thursday, November 15, 2012

Palestrina Pieta

This sculpture, "Palestrina Pieta", was done by Michelangelo in 1555. It shows three bodies in the image, one of which being Jesus Christ. This is a controversial creation because, although Michelangelo got the credit for it, it has later been discovered that it may have been done by somebody else. It gives the idea that artists can receive glory for things that are not even theirs. There is a saying in art that fits this cliche perfectly: "Good artists cheat, but great artists steal." Besides that it is a powerful structure that shows pain and agony for Christians to come and admire the greatness of a savior.

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