30 June 2009

Some Art, Sad but Beautiful

Adaptation of Michelangelo's Pieta by deviantArt artist nit3m

by Annibale Carracci, 1560-1609

Pieta, 1499
by Michelangelo, Italian artist

Detail, with totally different lighting, of Michelangelo's Pieta
excellent art website

The First Mourning, by William Bouguereau (1825-1905); "The dead body of Abel lies across Adam's lap. Eve is kneeling by his side crying uncontrollably. Bouguereau had five sons, four of whom died before him. First Mourning was painted directly after the death of his second son." found here.