The Origin of Art
“Prehistoric art in the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) in Santa Cruz, Argentina. These hand stencils were created thousands of years ago by hunter-gatherers who also depicted people, animals and hunting scenes.
The Apotheosis of Art
“If before the Last Judgement we are dazzled by splendour and fear, admiring, on the one hand, the glorified bodies and on the other those subjected to eternal damnation, we also understand that the entire vision is deeply permeated by one light and one artistic logic: the light and logic of the faith that the Church proclaims by confessing: I believe in one God … creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.” (from the Homily pronounced by the Holy Father John Paul II on 8 April 1994).