10Youthful Michelangelo’s Triumph

Michelangelo sculpted the “Pieta” at a remarkably young age.

Commissioned in 1498 by the French cardinal Jean de Bilhères, the artist began working on the piece when he was only 24 years old. This early masterpiece not only showcased Michelangelo’s extraordinary talent but also marked the beginning of a storied career that would redefine the landscape of Renaissance art.