Michelangelo’s Pieta, within Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, is one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. (Thinkstock)

Michelangelo’s Pieta, within Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, is one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. (Thinkstock)

Schwab: Can one feel awe ‘til standing before a Michelangelo?

To see the sculptor’s Pieta or David in person is to see life freed from inanimate stone.

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