The Vatican Museums has presented a new documentary, entitled “Pope Francis. My idea of art”, which explores the Pope’s concept of art through 11 celebrated works.
The documentary is based on the book Pope Francis – My idea of art (Papa Francesco – La mia idea di Arte), written by the Pope with Tiziana Lupi and published jointly by Mondadori and Vatican Museums Publishing House in December 2015.
Barbara Jatta, Director of the Vatican Museums, presented the documentary during a press conference on Tuesday 27 June.
“The art of mercy is truly Pope Francis’ idea of art. It is art that is directed toward the humble,” she said. “And the Vatican Museums correspond directly to the Pope’s message on art.”
During the presentation, spectators were treated to “a kind of ideal art gallery”, which exemplified the Holy Father’s concept of art and its goal of “evangelizing and contrasting a throwaway culture”.
The DVD documentary is subtitled in six languages and will be distributed in Italy and throughout the rest of the world in the coming months.