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Discovering the Vatican Museums

Discovering the Vatican Museums

One of the most popular traveling destinations in the world is the Vatican in Rome. Visiting the Vatican is perhaps the ultimate of pilgrim tours. Millions of Christians all over the world fulfill their dream every year and visit the Vatican. The Vatican Museum houses one of the greatest collections of Christian art in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the Vatican’s museum’s superb collection.

Modern Religious Art

When people think of the Vatican museums they normally imagine the Sistine chapel and the works of Michelangelo and Raphael, but the Vatican museums also host an impressive collection of modern religious art. Among the works that can be found in this collection are paintings by Van Gogh, specifically his Pieta which took its inspiration from a painting by Delacroix, as well as works by Rodin, Dali, Picasso and a host of other famous modern artists. This interesting collection demonstrates the persistence and importance of religious thinking in modern times.

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