Pieta Vs Michelangelo

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In both these pieces of art we see the same subject matter Pieta. Both sculptures were created using the carving method which is a subtractive processes (136). Tilman Riemenschneider's sculpture was done with wood. On the other hand Michelangelo's sculpture was done with stone.

Both of these sculptures were done in the round. This means that they can be viewed from all angles and are not attached to the a background (135). In both sculptures there are some very interesting disproportions. Both sculptures depict Mary larger than her son.

In Michelangelo's sculpture specifically the way he sculpted her was to symbolized different things. For instance her beauty and young age showed he purity (280). As well her grander stature than her son

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