Endless Sorrow

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© Camil Seisanu
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UploadedAugust 28, 2008
TakenAugust 30, 2006
Exposure1/100 sec at f/4
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Focal Length28 mm
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"The Pietà (1499) by Michelangelo is a marble sculpture in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The statue was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century.

This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism. The statue is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org


This is a black varnished gyps replicate of the famous sculpture. My family owns it from many years and it brought nothing but good things upon us.

19 responses

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) said (31 Aug 2008):

    Until I reached the end of your description, I was wondering how you came to photograph the magnificent sculpture from above, and what you had done with the colour. All explained in the last paragraph. Your family is lucky to have a beautiful replica of such an indescribably exquisite sculpture.

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Perfect - you got my vote.

  • WomanChild

    WomanChild (Deleted) gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    This is a gorgeous sculpture and I appreciate the description. Lovely golden glow to the image.

  • Glenn Patterson

    Glenn Patterson gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Cool Image! Great Description! Got my Vote!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    My vote...again

  • Alain Vagner

    Alain Vagner gave props (5 Sep 2008):

    The choice you made for the point of view is unusual and... stunning. Good work !

  • Jeff Meyer

    Jeff Meyer gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    my yeah!

  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (11 Sep 2008):

    super story :D

  • David Baker

    David Baker gave props (11 Sep 2008):

    Yah...........This is faith! Great story too!

  • Miss Ng

    Miss Ng gave props (11 Sep 2008):


  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    This is fascinating.

  • Rain Arnau

    Rain Arnau gave props (23 Sep 2008):

    another yeah :D

  • Jen Wahl

    Jen Wahl gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    thanks for sharing this.... it is beautiful and heightens emotions.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (5 Oct 2008):

    Looks like something else at 1st...Great abstraction on faith.

  • Dianna Geiser

    Dianna Geiser gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    This is one of my favorite pieces by Michelangelo and a perfect subject for this theme. Your perspective is very interesting. Thanks too for the story behind the sculpture. It's been a very long time since I read it.

  • ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! !

    ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! ! said (15 Oct 2008):

    I wasn't so sure what it was the first time I saw it, then it was so clear. How you got the bird's eye view puzzled me (until I read your description)! You really draw me in!

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    Original composition, and interesting story.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) said (13 Jul 2009):

    Beautifully photographed, magnificent piece!

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle said (28 Jul 2009):

    this is beautiful

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