They say that art should move you. Make you feel something. Make you want something. Make you think. A good work of art, a piece worthy to be called a “masterpiece”, is much more than just the sum of its parts.
Every artist has a favourite work. Yes, a lot of us will claim there are too many incredible creations in the world to choose just one as our favourite. But that’s not true. Plain and simple. We all have that ONE piece that so appeals to our senses, to our spirit, to our very being, that there’s no UN-seeing it. It marks us. Changes us. Inspires us more than any other.
Maybe you don’t even realize it right away. Or maybe you know the second you lay eyes on it that there’s no going back from that moment on. Everything you look at, everything you see, for the rest of your life, is going to be compared in some way, shape or form, to this masterpiece.
For me, that piece is Michelangelo’s Pietà.