The La Pieta is one of the most recognized sculptures of all time but there is more to its beauty. This ArtSpeaks will explore the different things this magnificent work of art alludes to.
A proliferation of paintings depicting the end of Mary's life shows Christ carrying her as a child. It is a visual allegory of Mary as daughter Zion - the endearing daughter of God.
One of the dogmas on Mary is her perpetual virginity. Artists have found a way to show this through imagery throughout the centuries. In this old mosaic in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, we will explore how artists have done this...