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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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No matter how well-intended and how sincerely devoted to God's purposes the grandeur attempts to express, it is also apparent that the embellishments of some 500 years have created a memorial to papal and clerical culture that make the Pieta an outlier.
(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).
The Pieta, which shows Mary holding the dead Christ in her arms, sold for pounds 311,500 to a European buyer.
May the Lord God strike with curses and ex-communications all those who send, or permit their sons and daughters -- whether legitimate or natural -- to be sent to this Hospital of the Pieta, having the means and ability to bring them up, for they will be obliged to pay back every expense and amount spent on them, neither may they be absolved unless they make atonement, as is clearly set out in the bull of our lord Pope Paul III, dated AD L November 12th, 1548.
Within a few decades of the dissolution of the Pieta's coro its surviving music was transferred to the Museo Correr.
The musical lives of Anna Maria of the Pieta, Elisabetta Mantovani of the Incurabili, Anna Cremona of the Mendicanti, and Bortola Anzoloti of the Dereletti, to name but a few, have long awaited narration.
Thus, the naked body of a 35-year-old man was placed next to an older man who, in a successful fusion of the Pieta and the age-old figure of Maternity, breast feeds him.
The Pieta was completed the moment the sculpture reached the point of revealing the concept (Pliny the Elder valued unfinished works because they reveal lineamenta reliqua [preliminary drawings] of the original concept "left visible"(45)).
The Pieta House-organised event to de-stigmatise suicide and raise funds for prevention and bereavement takes place in 12 venues on May 11.
Castrillo, who worked mainly in brass and metal, created familiar public landmarks such as the Pieta at Loyola Memorial Park in Paranaque; People Power Monument on Edsa, Quezon City; Rajah Sulayman in Malate; Bonifacio and the Katipunan Revolution near City Hall in Manila; Redemption at Metrobank Plaza and Spirit of Edsa at RCBC Plaza in Makati; and the Cebu Heritage Monument.
BY CLAIRE HEALY THE country was up and out early yesterday as more than 100,000 people completed the Pieta House Darkness Into Light event.
Many people are familiar with the Pieta, the striking image of Jesus being held by his mother after his death on the cross.