The sculptures of Michelangelo thrill art lovers all over the world. They are moved by the grace of his David, but he never signed it. They are awed by the majesty of his Moses, but he never signed it. They are thunderstruck at the impact of the Medici Tomb, but he never signed it. The only sculpture he ever signed is the Pieta -- Mary taking Jesus down from the cross. The only work that bears his name is the one that reflects the crucifixion.
Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.