PIETA By MICHELANGELO
Lost Wax Bronze Sculpture
19"H x 17"W x 9"D
Sculpted from 1498–1500 establishing Michelangelo instantly as the greatest sculptor of his time.
At the age of twenty-three, Michelangelo was commissioned by a French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères to create the Pieta for St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican as a tomb monument.
He traveled to the marble quarries at Cararra in central Italy to select the block from which to make this large work. The choice of the stone was important because he envisioned the statue as already existing within the marble, needing only to be “set free” from it. The word Pietà means pity from the Greek word for “compassion” or “pity” and refers not, as often presumed to this specific work (Michelangelo actually did two other Pietàs later in life). The theme of Mary cradling the body of Christ in her lap was all but unknown in Italy before Michelangelo made it famous in this statue. Michelangelo rendered the theme in a way never before attempted or accomplished.
For the first time in 500 years, Michelangelo Sculpture International is offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of Art History in the form of an authorized, reduced size, limited edition bronze casting of Michelangelo's most famous sculpture.
Michelangelo Sculpture International is offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of art history in the form of reduced size, limited edition bronze castings of some of Michelangelo’s most famous images authorized by the Casa Buonarroti Foundation. Our company has developed relationships and have brought in the Industries leading companies to help us to produce an outstanding product. We utilize some of the finest printers in the world and also utilize several of the country’s leading foundries. The companies we work with include Scansite and their groundbreaking Technology as well as the finest casting facilities in the United States, Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, California. Artworks is our premier casting facility and has been in business for 37 Years in the same location. Scansite is a company that has experience working with the most Important Museums in the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Stanford University, where Artworks has worked with many of the most famous artists living or deceased as well as Museums around the world.
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