Vatican Museums exhibit its treasures in Moscow

42 paintings for the first time leave the permanent collections of Vatican to be exhibit in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Vatican Museums exhibit its treasures in Moscow
29 November 08:15 2016 Print This Article

In Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery was opened the exhibition “Roma Aeterna. Masterpieces of the Vatican Pinacoteca“, which contains 42 Italian and French paintings from the 12th to 18th centuries.

Being the biggest exposition that the Vatican has ever set up outside its walls, the Roma Aeterna exhibit world-famous canvases such as Caravaggio‘s The Entombment of Christ, Nicolas Poussin’s Martyrdom of St. Erasmus, Carlo Crivelli’s Pietà and Veronese’s The Vision of St. Helena. It also contains works by Perugino, Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Guido Reni, frescoes by Melozzo da Forlì and works by other masters.

Almost all of the exposed masterpieces are Biblical paintings. The Roma Aeterna conveys not only its artistic importance, but also religious, according to the Vatican Museums director Antonio Paolucci.

The treasures of the Vatican Museums rarely leave the permanent collections; therefore, the Roma Aeterna is an important event and proves friendly relations between Vatican and Moscow, especially after the meeting between Pope Francis and Mr Putin, as well as between the Pope and Patriarch Kiril.

The exhibition is opened for all visitors from Nov. 25, 2016 to Feb. 19, 2017 at the Tretyakov Gallery in the center of Moscow.

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