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.
Official Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, by Igor Babailov. Collection: Vatican.
"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

Collection:  Vatican, Rome

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