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William Bouguereau (1825-1905)  Piet  Oil on canvas, 1876  90 1/2 x 58 1/4 inches (230 x 148 cm)  Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas
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Title: Piet
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William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Piet
Oil on canvas, 1876
90 1/2 x 58 1/4 inches (230 x 148 cm)
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas
The weeping Mary cloaked in a robe of black, mourning the death of her son Jesus, whom she clutches to her chest, is a religious masterpiece. The dead body of Jesus hangs limply in her arms while eight weeping angels surround them.

The angels are clad in the colors of the rainbow and create an arc over Mary and Jesus. This arc could possibly symbolize the approach of Jesus resurrection. In the Old Testament, after the great flood had ended, Noah and his children saw a rainbow appear in the shape of the Ark, which was Gods way of saying that the flood was over and the world could be born anew. In Bouguereaus Pieta, the rainbow might symbolize that the sacrifice of Jesus is complete and that the human soul can be born anew and ascend to God after death.

At Jesus feet lies the crown of thorns used to mock him during the Crucifixion; it lies on a white cloth covered in the blood of Christ, showing the torment Jesus went though in order that humanity could attain salvation. The white robe and pitcher of water represent the purity of Jesus' soul. Both Jesus and Mary are surrounded by a halo of light indicating their holiness.




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