Virtual Museum Part 3


Michaelangelo was an artist in the Renaissance era. He was born on March 6, 1475, in the Republic of Florence. He spent most of his life in Italy roaming the sites as he aged and began his work as an artist. His main line of work involved sculpting, painting, architecture, engineering , and poetry. Artwork in his time involved a lot of naturalism, humanism and secularism. Michaelangelo's work still clutched onto common Christian beliefs and ideas.


Michaelangelo's Pieta is a sculpture found in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city. It began to be sculpted in 1498 and was completed in 1499. The piece is a representation of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus after his crucifixion. The theme was to show the connection between humanity and God. The Pieta is an interesting work of art because it focuses on the topic of how Jesus Christ was crucified and suffered for humanity. Art during the time it was created often looked away from supernatural happenings, showing the truth and possibilities of humanity.