#230 – Michelangelo, La Pietà and Laszlo Toth

On Pentecost Sunday 1972, Laszlo Toth took a hammer to the masterpiece of Michelangelo amidst a crowd of stunned visitors to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Links:
Video of the damage to La Pietà – again the audio is a little too apocalyptic, but the images are very moving
Articles on La Pietà
Michelangelo’s other Pietà – The Deposition or Florentine Pietà, the Rodanini Pietà and perhaps the Palestrina Pietà.

Be sure to check out the CUTH blog for more on the history of the Catholic Church

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To listen, just click on the link below:

podcasticon#230 – Michelangelo, La Pietà and Laszlo Toth

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