This statue was just mesmerizing, you could spend hours just staring at it's beauty and intricacy. For me the best part of visiting the Basilica of St. Peter.
There is a reason this is such a famous work of art - it's incredible. Even if you are not religious, it will provoke powerful emotion. The only problem is you can no longer get very close to the sculpture because of a past vandalism problem. Even if a place like St. Peter's Basilica, this stands out.
Must see Michelangelos masterpiece. Turn right when entering the Church. The only sculpture he signed.
Lovely statue ny Michaelangelo. Lots of crowds but a little patience and you can get a good view. Shame it is now bwhind bullet proof glass but stll a great piece of art.
This sculpture evokes such emotion as you contemplate it. Just like another reviewer, I too felt like weeping. Apart from the sheer technical brilliance of Michelangelo, it's this ability to make you FEEL that sets him and this sculpture apart. The tragedy of the mother cradling the body of her adult son, and her hand gesturing at us as if... More
Hard to rate it very good or excellent as the viewing is so far away that one could not see it too well to make any sort of real judgment. The only thing I can say is that I came, I saw, but from far away.
I cannot help my self from weeping when I saw this beautiful white statue. You could feel the love, the sadness spread from Madonna holding her limpid child. It's so moving beyond words. How a sculpture can bring such emotion can only be experienced by seeing it firsthand. You should see this when you go to Vatican City.
I sat for 2 hours in the Sistine Chapel waiting for the Pope to finish his Wednesday prayers with the crowd outside for the doors to St. Peters Basillica to open so I could see this magnificent sculpture. Well worth the wait. I am still awestruck by the beauty.Words can't describe the overwhelming feelings just hearing about the man who... More
Michelangelo did it when he was 23 years old. Unfortunately it is now behind a glass due to previous vandalism. Still you can appreciate this work of art in all it's splendor. It is inside st. Peter's catedral so you also visit it.
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