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“Petta” .. Angelo carved unforgettable

Pitta is one of the unforgettable works of Michelangelo in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City. The work depicts Christ in the bosom of his mother, the Virgin Mary, after he was removed from the cross. The subject of the work was famous in France and northern Europe at that time, but previous works were inappropriate since the body of the Virgin Mary was small compared to the body of Jesus Christ becomes the image is weak and illogical, and the enormous exaggeration in the portrayal of the wounds of Jesus, The scenes were unjustified. Michelangelo’s copy of this sculpture was very beautiful and tender, with the images of the Virgin Mary looking down on her blood-soaked child with a silent look of grief and grief over her loss of the glory of her liver. She hardly sees the wounds that have afflicted Christ, yet you interact with this sculpture and move your feelings exactly as Michael Angelo wanted. Michael used the gestures instead of using the wounds in an effort to excite emotions and emotions. You can see how the Virgin Mary draws our attention to her dead son by her left hand, while her right hand wraps gently to embrace Christ, a crane that helps him a little, . From the general form we can see the image of the body of the Virgin Mary in a wide way to contain the body of Christ, who is bent slightly bent around the body of the Virgin Mary, making a very agile and concise sculpture. Michael Engelo’s intention in sculpting was to put this sculpture in a narrow niche so that it had refined the ends and enhanced the carving of the dress in a very exquisite way to become visible and clear within its location. It is rare to see in the works of Michael Angelo the perfection of this work and the degree of perfection it received, and it is possible that the patron of this sculpture was the reason to insist on ending it completely. The subject of Pitta was one of Michelangelo’s favorite themes in his final days, with two additional sculptures embodying the same idea. The first was the Florentine Pitta (1547-1555), and the second was left without ending where Michael Angelo died.

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