Does Michelangelo’s sculpture, PIETA, demonstrate more Hellenic or Hellenistic qualities?

Does Michelangelo’s sculpture, PIETA, demonstrate more Hellenic or Hellenistic qualities?.

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PART A

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:

  1. Make a claim.
  2. Explain what you mean by this claim or statement.
  3. Illustrate your claim or statement by pointing out specific parts of the sculpture(s) that demonstrate and prove your claim and discuss this.

PART B

Choose one of these sculptures in your textbook to write about:

Using 100-200 words, of all the sculptures you viewed in this class so far (and don’t forget all of those Venus’s in Module 2), which one is your favorite? Name this sculpture and its author. Why is this your favorite? What qualities does it have that you like? Is it full-round or relief? What kind of mass does it have? How does the form create the line?


This assignment should be typewritten, double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and should include proper language, grammar, and spelling.

Does Michelangelo’s sculpture, PIETA, demonstrate more Hellenic or Hellenistic qualities?

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