Friday, March 6, 2015
Today's his birthday. He died at almost 89, a long life for someone at that time. He started this Pieta for his family tomb when he was 70 and finished it seven years later. The figure of Nicodemus (or Joseph of Arimathea) supporting Jesus has the face of Michaelangelo. John's Gospel is the only one of the four that has Nicodemus and the Mother of Jesus at the Cross and burial.
Beauty will save the world.