Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Seeing it’s be-surprised-by-the-Pope time here are a couple of Pope surprises served up by the arts. Top left the Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Velázquez and right the version done by Francis Bacon who famously never saw the original. Bottom La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour) - you may remember the OTN post on an MP rush on this depiction of John Paul II by Maurizio Cattelan being thwarted by guards in Warsaw.