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  • Finding artistic inspiration from Michelangelo: A pilgrimage to Rome

    Finding artistic inspiration from Michelangelo: A pilgrimage to Rome

    Brooklyn artist James Raczkowski, who painted in March a 20.5 by 23 foot rendering of the ‘Creation of Adam’ along with two fellow artists in New York, finally got a chance to see the real deal when he visited the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican museums and looked up to its impressive vault painted by Michelangelo. An Iraqi war veteran, Raczkowski showed with his artistic pilgrimage that no matter how many centuries go by, the work of the Florentine master continues to be a source of inspiration for artists today.

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  • Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

    Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

    An exhibit at the Vatican, called “Come in cielo cosi in terra” (“On earth as it is in heaven”), is the first-ever collaboration between the Vatican Museums and the Seoul archdiocese. It is also sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the South Korean embassy to the Holy See. The exhibit outlines, chronologically, the history of Catholicism in Korea from its start through the present time. It includes religious books and objects, as well as Korean religious art.

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  • Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’s vision

    Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’s vision

    Viewers will get a chance to see “the ideal art gallery” of Pope Francis in a documentary film based on a book of an interview with the pontiff. Using state-of-the-art techniques, the movie titled “My Idea of Art,” shows high quality images of frescos, paintings and sculptures for a global audience.

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