Friday, July 31, 2020

Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 59

Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520), Disputation over the Most Holy Sacrament, detail, fresco, 1508-11, Vatican Museums, Vatican Apostolic Palace, Raphael Rooms, Room of the Segnatura, © Musei Vaticani
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes. [More]