Reflection Of Michelangelo In Pieta

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Be that as it may be, when applying this guidance to his works he used it as leverage in order to illustrate, “a sensual response to this aesthetic.” Michelangelo in Pieta helps us to see through his eyes, “the struggle between Platonic ideals and carnal desire in his sculpture” when focusing more detail on the attributions of a male phasic rather than that of females. Additionally, he is primarily known for his work depicting, “mannerism, a deliberately stylized form of sophisticated art, in which the human body is idealized.” For instance, we see this when we draw our attention towards the increasingly large size of The Virgin Mary compared to that of her son Christ who lays in her arms. Through this sculpture of the Pieta, Michelangelo tells the story of how Mary’s son Christ died for his religious beliefs and really focuses on the relationship between Christ and his mother Mary. Coupled with the sculptures symbolic intent of sacrifice for faith through, “the way the Virgin Mary’s hand is extended outward and facing up is her saying this is the path to salvation” and “this is God’s sacrifice for mankind, my sacrifice of my son that makes possible your redemption.” Although this may be true we don’t see much of this today. While back in the Renaissance many people had to make sacrifices whether it was through death or through other means for their religious faiths. At the same time with these sacrifices came along rebirths ironically being in the same era of the

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