Exhibition of Masterpieces from the Vatican
In 2010, Igor Babailov's Vatican portrait of Pope Benedict XVI was selected by the Pope to represent his Papacy in the Vatican Splendors international museum tours. The Vatican Curator acknowledged Babailov as Maestro, as his portrait hung alongside the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, Giotto, and other Masters of the Renaissance.
Artist Igor Babailov and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI
by Igor Babailov
Collection: Vatican Museum
" he power of the precious objects in this exhibition brings us all into direct contact with the history and splendor of the Vatican. Our collective appreciation of the beauty we experience encourages and promotes a sense of unity between us. The history we share as we reflect on these objects and the stories they tell is the history of our common humanity."
~ Msgr. Roberto Zagnoli, Vatican Curator
The Vatican Splendors Exhibition
From left to right: Exhibit organizer Mark Greenberg, artist Igor Babailov, Vatican Curator Msgr. Roberto Zagnoli
Excerpts from the Exhibition Catalogue
"The Vatican Splendors exhibition includes almost 200 works of art. It brings together some of the Vatican's most precious artistic masterpieces, historical documents, and sacred objects from the world's cultural and religious heritage." (from the Exhibition Catalogue)
Vatican Splendors - A Journey Through Faith and Art
~ International Exhibitions ~
Related LINKS to Igor Babailov's Vatican works