From Crux Now:
Speaking to artists at the Vatican in late November 2009, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized how beauty should not be something illusory or deceitful, but rather something that “gives us wings,” and sometimes even “disturbs us” and leads to suffering.
Quoting the Greek philosopher Plato, he said that the principal effect of beauty, as seen through art, should be to give the viewer a healthy “shock.” Jacopo Cardillo, an Italian sculptor of international fame whose art name is Jago, definitely took this definition to a whole new level when he decided recently to “undress” Benedict XVI and portray him shirtless instead of dressed in the usual papal regalia.
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Pray always for purity and love