Realism Art inspired by Michelangelo
As one of the most prominent artists of all time, Michelangelo shows us the tragic depth of the human experience with an all-encompassing universality which remains applicable hundreds of years later. He has influenced countless artists and movements, and his masterworks have gained an immortality that ensures his legacy will live on.
While Michelangelo had significant success throughout his career, making various masterworks from almost every period of life, it was in 1497 that Michelangelo created the Pieta which is a work of sculpted marble depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the crucifixion.
His work was a brilliant blend of physical realism, psychological insight and intensity that had never really been grasped at the time (and indeed, remains difficult to approach to this day). His works are the absolute definition of masterpieces and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the statue of David, are truly works that will stand the test of time.