"Pietà" by Michelangelo

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This is a work of exceptional maturity, both in terms of skill and emotional impact. Michelangelo was just 24 years old when he carved the young Virgin Mary cradling her son. Richard Stemp examines why this sculpture continues to draw the crowds over five hundred years after it was created.

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