The image of Divine Mercy has been painted anew! This extraordinarily demanding challenge, both artistically and spiritually, was faced by 10 Polish painters, who have been invited to cooperate with two institutions – the Saint John Paul II Institute of Culture of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and the Saint Nicholas Foundation. The paintings will now be presented to a wider audience. This is an introduction to a larger undertaking, which aims to revive religious painting.
The painting of the Divine Mercy image is only the first step in what is planned for the future. In the following years, the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture and the St. Nicholas Foundation will invite artists to face other subjects, which are key to Christian faith and imagination, and at the same time have been important to the heritage of European culture for centuries.