Wu 1Kenly Wu1.Title: Pietà2.Artist:Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni3.Date: 1498 - 14994.Medium: Marble5.Size: 174 cm × 195 cm (68.5 in × 76.8 in)6.Location: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Europe7.Sources:a.Webpage Image: -content/uploads/2012/07/Michelangelo-pieta-590x615.jpgb.Webpage Info: Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. He was born into a family that for several generations been in the banking business. During his
Wu 2early childhood, Michelangelo was placed with a family of stonecutters in the town of Settignanobecause of his mother’s illness and later death. (2, P2) There he was raised “along with the milk of my nurse I received the knack of handling chisel and hammer, with which I make my figures”.(1, P2) Michelangelo’s father sent him to study grammar with Francesco da Urbino in Florence.