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Definition of Pieta

What does Pieta mean?

noun

  1. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

Phrases with Pieta

  1. Diamesa pieta
  2. species Diamesa pieta

Artworks

  1. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.
    • begun in and completed in (515 years ago)
    • media: marble
    • genre: Christian art
    • subjects: Pietà, Lamentation of Christ, Mary
  2. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is the last painting by the Italian master Titian. It is housed in the Gallerie...
    • completed in (439 years ago)
  3. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino, executed around 1483-1493, and housed in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
    • begun in and completed in (521 years ago)
  4. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden dating from about 1441 held in...
    • completed in (573 years ago)
    • media: oil paint
  5. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by Spanish artist El Greco.
    • also known as Lamentation of Christ
    • begun in and completed in (444 years ago)
    • media: panel, tempera
    • genres: History painting, Religious image
    • subjects: Pietà, Lamentation of Christ
  6. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by Spanish artist José Ribera.
    • completed in (377 years ago)
    • media: oil paint
    • artist: Jusepe de Ribera
    • genres: History painting, Religious image

Music

  1. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietá" is an award-nominated musical album of Milton Nascimento.
    • award: - Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album nomination for Milton Nascimento
  2. "Pieta" is a musical EP of Dead Voices on Air.
    • released on

Films

  1. "Pieta": Pietà is a 2012 South Korean film. The 18th feature written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, it...
  2. Pieta is a television daytime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN from October 27, 2008 to May 1, 2009.
  3. "Pieta" is a 1998 short film directed by Bruce Baillie.
  4. "Pieta" is a 1987 Australian TV movie about a woman who commits murder. It was also known as...
    • country: Australia
    • language: English Language
    • director: Monique Schwarz
    • genre: Drama
    • released on (25 years ago)

Person

Pieta a.k.a. Pietie Coetzee is a field hockey player from South Africa who was born in Bloemfontein. Nicknamed Pieta. she studied at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and represented her country at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.

There are other people with Pieta in their name, like Pieta Brown.

Places

  1. Pieta a.k.a. Pietà: Tal-Pietà is a small town located on the outskirts of Valletta, the capital city of Malta. Tal-Pietà is the suburb next-closest to the capital after Floriana. Its name is derived from Italian and signifies "mercy".
  2. Pieta is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located near the mouth of Pieta Creek 5 miles southeast of Hopland, at an elevation of 476 feet.

Miscellanea

Pieta a.k.a. Pietà is a Japanese josei yuri manga by Nanae Haruno. It was originally serialized in the manga magazine Young You, published by Shueisha. The chapters were collected into two tankōbon volumes, the first released on April 19, 2000 and the second on May 19, 2000. The second volume also contains a sequel short story, "A Week at the Beach," showing the main characters at a later time.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Pieta

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Google previewFlorence (2004)

Art, Shopping and Eating by Paul Blanchard

Michelangelo's Pieta is a late work (1547-55) intended for...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Adventures in the Human Spirit by Philip E. Bishop, ISBN 9780205765379 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

The Pieta is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the ...

Google previewCatalogue of the Sculpture in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection from the Ptolemaic Period to the Renaissance (1995)

The Dumbarton Oaks Pieta is a more modest work than those mentioned above, but the position of Christ as we reconstruct it, as well as the head of the Virgin, argue in favor of localization in southwestern France. As in other examples from ...

Google previewThe Grotesque in Art and Literature (1997)

Theological Reflections by James Luther Adams, Wilson Yates, Robert Penn Warren

Bonn, Germany, the Roettgen Pieta is a wooden figure from the third quarter of the fourteenth century. Nearly three feet in height, this sculpture originally stood in a side chapel or on a secondary altar in a church. It was created to be a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Johannes P. Schadé

Pieta Left: wood-cut (13th century) Right: Pieta by Michelangelo (1493). ... Pieta Subject in art representing the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ after the deposition. It originated in northern Europe in the 14th century ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1916)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

The Jewish concern with pledges is especially connected with the Italian “ monte di pieta,” pawnshops established by the ecclesiastical authorities in the fifteenth century, in opposition to Jewish moneylenders and for charitable purposes.

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Pieta \pya-'t5\ Italian "Pity" Depiction of the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ. The theme grew out of that of the Lamentation, the moment between the Descent from the Cross and the Entombment. It first appeared in Germany ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopaedia of World History

Kassel Gallery ; photo, Manselt Avignon Pieta, now in the Louvre — to ...

Google previewThe Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences (1988)

Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13–16 Nov. 1983, Hunter College, New York by Giuseppe C. Di Scipio, Aldo Scaglione

pieta' mi giunse...” (72) “...poi ch'ai pieta' del nostro mal perverso.

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The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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