|Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1498/9-1500|
|1. This article is about the earliest and best-known Pietà by Michelangelo 74 m × cm, 5 ft 8½ in × in|
|Saint Peter's, Vatican, Rome|
The Pietà (pl. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 same; Italian for pity) is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE) As such, it is a particular form of the devotional theme of Our Lady of Sorrows, and also a scene from the Passion of Christ and is the 13th of the Stations of the Cross. Our Lady of Sorrows (Latin Beata Maria Virgo Perdolens) the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows (Latin Mater Dolorosa) Our Lady Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply When Christ and the Virgin are surrounded by other figures from the New Testament (see Deposition of Christ), the subject is strictly called a Lamentation, although Pietà is often used for this as well. The Descent from the Cross ( Greek: Αποκαθελωσις Apokathelosis) or Deposition, is the scene as depicted in art from the Gospel account of The Pietà developed in Florence, Italy in 1500, and reached Italy about 1505.  Many German and Polish 15th century examples in wood greatly emphasise Christ's wounds.
The term "pietà" (Latin: pietas) originated from a custom of the Roman Empire around the time of 64 AD, referring to the act of prostrating oneself, and putting forth an "Emotion. . . of great love accompanied with revering fear. . . . of the [Roman] gods. "
The most famous Pietà is Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. This article is about the earliest and best-known Pietà by Michelangelo The Basilica of Saint Peter (Basilica Sancti Petri officially known in Italian as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano and commonly known as St His interpretation is different from most earlier pietà statues, which were usually smaller and in wood. The Virgin is also unusually youthful, and in repose, rather than the older, sorrowing Mary of most pietàs. Michelangelo's last work was another Pietà, this one featuring not the Virgin Mary holding Christ, but rather Joseph of Arimathea, probably carved as a self-portrait. Joseph of Arimathea was according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion
Sculptor Luis Jiménez, reversing the gender of the figures involved, used the popular Mexican and Chicano image and myth of the Aztec warrior holding his dead lover to create the monumental Southwest Pietà, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Luis Jimenez or Luis Jiménez ( July 30 1940 &ndash June 13 2006) was a Sculptor from the United States. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The American Pietà was the name given to a famous Reuters photograph of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, depicting a policeman and four firemen carrying the body of fire department chaplain Mychal F. Judge out of the World Trade Center rubble. Mychal F Judge, OFM ( May 11, 1933 – September 11, 2001) was a Roman Catholic Priest The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Mychal F Judge, OFM ( May 11, 1933 – September 11, 2001) was a Roman Catholic Priest The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan
A rare leather pietà is in the church St. Peter and Paul in Eschweiler, Germany. Eschweiler (ˈɛʃvaɪlɐ is a municipality in the district of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany on the river Inde, near Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
In 1990 the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen wrote a piece, as part of the Tuesday cycle of his opera 'Licht,' titled 'Pietà. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Licht (Light subtitled "The Seven Days of the Week" is a cycle of seven Operas composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen which in total lasts over Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto Licht (Light subtitled "The Seven Days of the Week" is a cycle of seven Operas composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen which in total lasts over ' In the performance Michael lies wounded and is tended to by Eve. Michael (מִיכָאֵל Micha'el or Mîkhā'ēl; Μιχαήλ Mikhaíl; Michael or Míchaël; ميخائيل Mikhā'īl) is an In Genesis, Eve is the first woman the wife of Adam. God created her from Adam's rib as his helpmate 
German wood Pietà
The Avignon Pietà, 15th century
Michelangelo's Pieta, detail
Pietà by Michelangelo, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence
Pietà by Rogier van der Weyden, Museo del Prado, Madrid, with Saint John and a donor. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany A book of hours is the most common type of surviving Medieval Illuminated manuscript. Angers is a city in the Maine-et-Loire department in northwestern France about 300 km south-west of Paris. The Bodleian Library ( the main Research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in England The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain.
SouthWest Pieta, by Luis Jiménez
La Pieta, by Doug Johnston
Church doorway in Dubrovnik