Elizabeth Lev has an excellent reflection on Pope Francis choice of art for his Christmas Card, Giotto’s Nativity.
The many faceted-personality of Pope Francis has partly revealed itself in his exceptionally “catholic” (read “wide-ranging”) taste in art over the past four years of his pontificate. When, during the barrage of personal questions that followed his election, the matter of art came up, Pope Francis declared his favorite works of art to be Caravaggio’s “Calling of St Matthew,” painted in Rome in 1600, and the 1938 “White Crucifixion” by Franco-Russian artist Marc Chagall. – See more at: http://aleteia.org/2016/12/18/in-giottos-nativity-a-novel-pope-has-chosen-a-novel-image/#sthash.2mA6s87p.dpuf
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