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Architecture Art Greeting Card featuring the photograph Michelangelo's Florence Pieta by Melany Sarafis

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Michelangelo's Florence Pieta Greeting Card

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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Charlotte, NC

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Nice pp work!

Melany Sarafis replied:

Thanks Nina.

Beautiful work and processing! F/V

Melany Sarafis replied:

Thanks Jim!!

What a gorgeous work of art and image, Melany. It's good that it wasn't totally destroyed and someone saved it. And how cool that you got to see it. wow. vote2

Melany Sarafis replied:

Thanks Karen! This was one of my "must sees" when I went to Florence. I can just feel his frustration after working on this for almost 10 years. Poor Michelangelo!

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Michelangelo started this Pieta sculpture in 1547, when he was about 72 years old. This one was intended to be placed on his own tomb, but after working on it for almost a decade, Michelangelo smashed it in anger. According to writings by Giorgio Vasari, a fellow artist and the world's first art historian, Michelangelo destroyed it when he discovered the marble was flawed. He presented the damaged work to a pupil, who attempted to repair and finish it. There are obvious problems though, Mary Magdalene was too small to be supporting him, her head doesn't even come to his shoulder. Jesus' left leg, which was once positioned over Mary's is lost. Nicodemus, standing behind and supporting Jesus, is a self portrait of the aging Michelangelo. This piece did not go on Michelangelo's tomb, which was designed and executed by Vasari, but it is now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Duomo Museum) in Florence.

About Melany Sarafis

Melany Sarafis

Melany Sarafis served her country for 24 years and recently retired from the USAF as a First Sergeant. She thinks it's really stupid when photographers refer to themselves in the 3rd person on their biographies. I needed to do something "low speed" after a successful but stressful military career. I've have been an avid photographer for a few years and enjoy this "internal" creative process and I am now a full time student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx, pursuing a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography and Jewelry/Metalsmith Work. After taking an Art History course and learning a little about the Renaissance, I've become enamored with this art era. I took a trip to Florence Italy (the home of the...

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