THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Work of Art – La Pieta

THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:  Word of Art - La Pieta

As one enters the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican City, the statue of the Pieta by Michaelangelo Buonarroti welcomes everyone on the right side. It has a way of summarizing what Saint Peter’s Basilica is all about. This work of art stands in all its glory to show that the church exists because of the death of Jesus, His sacrificial work for our salvation, and Mary, His mother, with a disturbing sign of resignation and peace in her face, symbolizes all of humanity or perhaps the Church, seemingly bearing the Christ as an offering in total surrender of the plan of God.

This is one of those things in Rome that should never be missed. Interesting enough how such a great work of art is on display, free for everyone to see, while in France the entrance to the Louvre just to see the Mona Lisa is so much more… and I have to say that this work of art is so much more precious than the Mona Lisa.

This is my entry to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art.  Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. in a sea of people, i stood in front of the pieta and stared at mary’s face for the longest. it was quite an experience.

  2. It is a beautiful statue . A calm comes over you and you can experience in a small way, what Mary must have felt that day. VERY MOVING.

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