Italy’s lockdown to fight COVID-19 prompted the creation of the Masters’ Gallery Rome, which offers virtual tours and online lectures about art, architecture and church history.
Master German painter Matthias Grunewald’s image is particularly poignant in these challenging pandemic days as we walk the via crucis.
Fra Angelico’s “The Entombment of Christ” places us at the tomb as those who loved Christ and were loved by him prepare his body for burial.
Barbara Jatta, 54, is an Italian art historian and graphic arts expert, who had been serving as vice-director of the museums since June.
In a clandestine graffiti game of Tic-Tac-Toe, an artistic rendition of Pope Francis turns the O’s into peace signs and makes the win while a Swiss Guard acts as the lookout.