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Pietà

 

an art term designating the representation of Mary mourning over the body of Christ.

Pietà

representation of sorrowing Virgin with dead Christ. [Art: Hall, 246]
See: Grief
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If someone wishes to fundraise on behalf of Pieta House, they must have our written permission.
a pieta looking into the face of what you have been unable to to
6) Like his earlier work, Pieta features incest, cannibalism, extreme violence and very limited dialogue, and in this way it has the hallmarks of Asia Extreme cinema.
Caption: An enlarged copy of Kathe Kollwitz's Pieta sculpture, "Mother With Her Dead Son," is displayed in Berlin's Neue Wache memorial to victims of war and tyranny.
5) Even before Iseppo is able to find his way to the Pieta dock, his verbal vision of the smaller canal is Canaletto's Rio dei Mendicanti: Looking South (1723).
Mr Wilson said: "We are using truly cutting-edge technology and Pieta actually utilises the same level of mathematics and artificial intelligence as aerospace and military aviation system.
The Pieta team has also benefited from a team of MBA students from Aston University Business School, which will help them to develop their business plan and sales and marketing strategy.
But Doliner is convinced that the exquisite detail in the statue, its age and references made to it in later paintings, prove that it was instead created by Michelangelo to convince a wealthy cardinal to give him the commission for the Pieta, which he eventually completed in 1499.
Although relying, like all confraternities, on male clerics for spiritual direction, the founders and overseers of the Pieta were laywomen, drawn from assorted ranks of a stratified urban society and most of them contributing fairly small sums.
His home environment seems to have an organic relationship to Lawson's monumental wooden sculptures such as the Pieta in Durham cathedral.
In Montevarchi's Monte di Pieta (civic charitable pawnshop), created at the late date of 1551, Piccioli sees qualities foreshadowing "modernity" (279).