Master artist Igor V. Babailov, M.F.A. has completed the new official portrait of HIs Holiness Benedict XVI (see photo of the painting above), entitled: “The Truth, The Way and The Life: A Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,” Oil on Canvas, 72″ x 48″ ( 183 cm x 122 cm ).
I love it. It’s rather stunning. I would have opted away from the statue of Christ in the background and featured only the Holy Father on a dark background. Nonetheless, it’s well done.