“Mary Super Petram”
What are Remarques?Remarques are personal illustrations drawn by hand directly onto the limited edition print, in which the artist highlights a detail of the print. Each remarque is a custom drawing, and can dramatically increase the visual impact of your print, as well as its value, due to this unique feature.
Description of this ArtworkInspired by the detail of the Virgin's face from Michelangelo's Pieta in the Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican.
The Pieta, Michelangelo's only signed work, portrays Mary with calm beauty and a serene expression. She is sitting on a rock slab with the body of Christ lying across her knees. Mary and the rock on which she sits have been interpreted by some as Mary super petram (on the rock of the Church) for the group was placed on the altar of S. Petronilla, an early church incorporated into Old St. Peter's, emphasizing its Eucharistic significance.