On page 105 of your textbook is a picture of the sculpture PIETA by Michelangelo. As we have studied, Michelangelo’s Renaissance period returns to the Greeks for inspiration and ideas.
Using 100-200 words, answer the following questions.
Does Michelangelo’s sculpture, PIETA, demonstrate more Hellenic or Hellenistic qualities? Or, does it contain qualities from both sculpture periods? Don’t forget to defend your answers referencing the themes of the Hellenics and Hellenistics as discussed in this module and defend your opinion with this formula:
- Make a claim.
- Explain what you mean by this claim or statement.
- Illustrate your claim or statement by pointing out specific parts of the sculpture(s) that demonstrate and prove your claim and discuss this.