Michelangelo’s La Pieta – The only piece he signed

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Interesting story – I wish you had a photo of the piece that showed his signature in the sash – that would have been so cool!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      The angle makes it hard to even see the signature because it is best seen from the top and you have to look up at the Pieta, but you are SO right. I should have included a photo! So, I found one and have included a link to it now. Thanks for the tip!

  2. TheBohoChica says:

    Thanks for sharing this cool piece of information! If only Michelangelo would have known how famous he would be for all of time, he’d have no reason to take offense 😉

    • NatalieTanner says:

      That is an interesting idea and I’m sure you are right! He was certainly arrogant in life so perhaps he is smiling now knowing how famous he is… Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That is interesting. I didn’t realize that he was a sculptor. Thanks for the tip, and now I feel a little more prepared for when I head back to Rome 🙂

    • NatalieTanner says:

      He is so well known as a painter it is interesting to know that sculpting was his first love. As a matter of fact, he had to have his arm twisted to paint the sistine chapel as he really didn’t want to!

  4. carolcolborn says:

    OMG, I didn;t know…I should have looked for that signature!

  5. It’s an incredible sculpture–have seen it several times.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Have you see his other Pieta in Milan? It is shocking it is so different and I never in a million years would have guessed it was his. We literally gasped when we walked in the room. Our guide said, “Oh, I see you have seen his Pieta in the Vatican!”

  6. Great bit of trivia, I never knew that !

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Love stuff like this and so do the kids! My eBooks for kids are full of it. Talking to them about these sorts of details keeps them happy and engaged while grownups enjoy the art! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. brmsimmons says:

    Who knew Michelangelo had a bit of a jealous streak?

  8. Jennifer says:

    What an amazing artist – it is worth traveling around the world to see his work.

  9. Michelangelo was an amazing artist!!
    La Pieta, the Sistine Chapel…. the artwork he left at Vatican, and in the whole Italy are incredible.
    Tks for sharing such curious information.
    Nat

  10. Dana says:

    This is cool! We are hoping to get to Rome in a few months, so it will nice to point this little known fact out to my kids.

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