Pedrini Sculptors announces the arrival of the Pietas MMXX, an authentic replica from an original mold of Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Italian masterpiece located in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
The timeless, sculptural achievement of the Pieta` by Michelangelo Buonarroti (the genius of the Italian Renaissance) is one of the world’s greatest masterpieces ever made. Its’ shape and complexity make it one of Michelangelo’s greatest works. Throughout our decades long history, Pedrini has produced numerous replicas of the Pietà by Michelangelo. However, our replica of 2020, the Pietas MMX is by far the greatest work ever to come out of our studio. Although it is a complex and intense process, the skill and expertise of our sculptors rises above all difficulties and challenges in re-creating this masterpiece.
From the selection of the block chosen from deep in the heart of the Apuan quarries, to its’ ultimate transformation into a “vital” and moving form. The first and most crucial step in the faithful re-production of the original Pietà, and for that matter, any of Italy’s iconic art pieces, is to be in possession of an authentic plaster mold of the original work. Since the 1960’s, Pedrini Mario & C. has in its’ possession, an authentic mold obtained from the Gipsoteca of Belle Arti di Firenze.