imageRome Reports: Vatican welcomes Russian Orthodox art exhibition

June 5, 2012. ( Different religions can often find an area of common ground in the history of their cultures. This can be seen in the exhibit by Russian artist Valery Kharitonov called “In Your Name”. It’s being promoted by the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate.

With these paintings, the artist aims to show the richness of Christian culture of East and West. He says his work has been inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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His art focuses on events from the Gospel. This painting shows the Transfiguration of Jesus. When creating it, he says he was inspired by the face in the Holy Shroud, located in Turin.