A major exhibition on Saint Francis of Assisi is being held at the Christian Art and Cultural History Museum in Utrecht.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Henk van Os; art historian and former director of the National Museum of Amsterdam. Just days after the opening, a letter was received by the museum from the papacy expressing the content of Pope Francis who himself is a great admirer of the late Saint Francis of Assisi.Saint Francis of Assisi is known as one of the most holy religious figures in the Roman Catholic church. Designated Patron saint of Italy in 1228, he was extremely fond of nature and life in general. It is no wonder that it became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of October 4.
Those who attend will be able to admire and pay homage to the works of Taddeo di Bartolo, Fra Angelico, Ludovico Carracci, Bernardo Strozzi, Rembrandt en Escher all conveying the many portraits and paintings of this wonderful religious figure who has positively inspired many up to this day.
The exhibition will remain accessible until the 5th of June 2016. See below for location on map.