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Podcast Episode 14: The Röttgen Pietà

Welcome to the images and sources for Accessible Art History: The Podcast: Episode 14: The Röttgen Pietà. This gruesome sculpture is a fascinating work of medieval art. To learn more about it, then listen to the episode. You can find it here or by downloading it on your favorite podcast platform!



Röttgen Pietà

Photo by: Ralf Heinz

(For extraordinary close ups of this work, please go to Heinz's site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ralf_heinz/sets/72157632308738387)
















Michelangelo's Pietà, 1498

CC 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons















Gero Crucifix (Triumphant Christ)

CC 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons























Man of Sorrows, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, 1486 (Suffering Christ)

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons













Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/medieval-europe-islamic-world/a/rottgen-pieta


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet%C3%A0


https://aleteia.org/2018/11/16/the-little-known-terrifying-imagery-of-german-pietas/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andachtsbilder


https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christianity/The-Middle-Ages


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_the_Middle_Ages#:~:text=Christianity%20in%20the%20Middle%20Ages%20covers%20the%20history%20of%20Christianity,in%20the%20History%20of%20Europe.&text=In%20addition%2C%20all%20five%20cities%20were%20early%20centres%20of%20Christianity.










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