Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA
Recent Official Portraits
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Selected by the Pope for the Vatican Splendors international museum tour, exhibited alongside the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, Giotto and other Masters of the Renaissance.
"The Truth, The Way and The Life"
Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Oil on Canvas, 72" x 48" ( 183 cm x 122 cm )
Collection: Vatican, Rome
With His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,
at the Apostolic Palace, Vatican
At the Vatican Splendors
with the organizers of the exhibition and Vatican Curator
At work on the portrait of Pope Benedict XVI
"This portrait is much more than an image, it is a painting of a presence. It catches the Pope’s shyness, physical presence and strength ... one of the best portraits of the Pope, I've ever seen!
~ Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States