Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Word Made Image"

Paintings on the life of Christ on display during World Youth Day in Madrid

Fourteen masterpieces on the life of Christ are currently on display in the Prado Museum in Madrid. The exhibit includes Caravaggio's The Descent (also known as The Entombment of Christ and The Deposition), loaned by the Vatican to the Prado Museum for World Youth Day.

The Descent by Caravaggio
The exhibit will open from July 21-September 18. Museum admission is free for all pilgrims who present their World Youth Day accreditation at the entrance from August 16 to 21. The museum will also open the two main floors of their collection on the nights of August 16, 17 and 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 12 midnight. (Catholic News Agency).

"I am sure that tens of thousands of young people will be able to not only enjoy the aesthetic beauty of these images of Christ on display by the Prado, but many of them will also have a profound experience of faith." - Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid

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