Pieta is one of Michelangelos greatest achievements. It's a magnificent sculpture that shows Mary mourning over her crucified son, Jesus. He made it in 1498 when he was only 24. Carved from marble, its location was moved to St. Peter's Basílica. It was commissioned by a French for his own funeral. This piece was attacked and damaged many times. Out of frustration Michelangelo would often lash out and throw the tools at it. It was also harshly criticized was his depiction of Mary, so one day someone took a hammer to it. Although an eye, arm, and nose were chipped off, historians say there was a silver lining to it. They found, during repairs, one of the first pieces he has ever signed with a simple "M".
This sculpture by Michelangelo was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb. He carved it from Marble when he was only 38. It depicts Moses with the Bible. It shows his immense talent and artistry. The hairs are so fine and chiseled that people said he used a brush to shape them. It's placed in San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Although he never finished the tomb he valued it as his most important work.
Built by Michelangelo in 1504, to this day it's considered the most famous statue in the world. It is a 17 ft marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a popular subject in Florence and Renassaince art. It's the most famous, influential, and revolutionary piece of art by Michelangelo and to come out of the Renassaince.