I was nervous about my visit to The Vatican City. As an atheist, I felt curious to explore but wasn’t sure that I would understand the messages conveyed within its walls.
However my wonderful guide Fabi immediately convinced me otherwise. She was passionate about the stories that the art told. She made comparisons with modern times and general life to bring even the wildest philistines into the fold.
Never more so than in the above gallery, which she aptly described as an ancient Google Maps. Exquisite paintings detailing every region of Italy lined the walls. Above, stunning stucco art was arranged into countless small frescos that told the story of the rise of Christianity – all expertly related to the regions depicted below.
Completed by a group of artists over three years, each section has a distinct character, while remaining closely linked to the overall work: The perfectly planned collage.
This post responds to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage.
I visited The Vatican City as part of my Grand Tour through Italy.