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Vatican, the nation of the Pope, has opened the doors to its secrets.
Masterpieces from the Renaissance period will be exhibited in Korea for the first time.
A total of 73 masterpieces from the collection of the Vatican Museum, dating from the early Renaissance period to its Golden Age (14th – 16th Century), including paintings, decorative art pieces and sculptures will be on display for the first time in Korea.
The inclusion of works by the great masters Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello Sanzio has attracted public interest. From Leonardo da Vinci’s “St. Jerome in the Wilderness” depicting the agony and anguish of Saint Jerome, Raffaello’s “Faith Hope Charity” illustrating the greatest virtue of mankind, the “angelic painter” Fra Angelico’s “Madonna and Child” and star of the Vatican Melozzo delli Ambrogi’s “Angel playing the Viola”, the cast of Michelangelo’s “Pieta” depicting the grief and sorrow of Madonna in sculpture, the dramatic depiction of the agony of mankind standing at the crossroads of life and death in “Laocoön and His Sons”, “Apollo Belvedere” the inspiration for Cappella Sistina’s “The Last Judgement”, to “Torso Belvedere” the inspiration for Rodin’s “The Thinker”, the artistic message of the Renaissance period will be conveyed through a wide variety of paintings and sculptures on display.