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Another Flaw in the Pietà?

People said the Virgin of Michelangelo’s Pietà was much too young. Michelangelo explained that she was so young because her purity kept her from aging. He had made a girl’s face intentionally. Pietá (1498), Carrara marble, St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome–174 … Continue reading

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