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Michelangelo's Pieta Research Paper

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1. 1. Is Pietà more of a Hellenic or Hellenistic sculpture or a conglomeration of both Greek periods?

Michelangelo’s Pieta, is a Hellenistic sculpture inspired by the Greeks and one of the most famous Michelangelo’s art. The last piece of art he signed but regretted due to the idea that God may not like his product; although everybody loved Michelangelo’s pieces of art and were willing to paid significant amount of gold for them, he was never satisfied with his paintings or sculptures.

Most of the Hellenistic sculptures symbolizes civilization, emotions and movement with a hid meaning behind them like for example, the size of Mary in the sculpture Pieta is substantially bigger than Jesus, you will only notice this if you pay close attention

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