For the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Paul II and for the 25th anniversary of the Encyclical Letter “Evangelium vitae”

On October 22, 2019, in the John Paul II hall of the St. Stanislaus B. &M. Church in Rome the inauguration of the exhibition of Urszula Rychlińska’s paintings entitled: “In the Spirit of the teaching of Saint John Paul II – Evangelium Vitae, Familiaris consortio” took place. The exhibition was presented under media patronage of the John Paul II Foundation in Rome.

Urszula Rychlińska graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Her paintings refer to the Polish Pope’s teaching related to sacramental marriage, family and defense of human life. The paintings present a man created in the likeness of God as a woman and a man, who are called to conjugal love mirroring Christ’s love for the Church. Paintings included in the presented exhibition tell a tale of the bright and dark sides of conjured life, of God’s existence in the matrimonial reality. The paintings also refer to the obligation of defending human life from conception to natural death. Each painting has corresponding quotation from the St. John Paul II’s works, which in a way provide comments to the context depicted on canvas.

Works of Urszula Rychlińska’s were presented, among others in: the Museum of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in Cracow, the Polish House in Budapest, the Archdiocese Museum in Poznań, the Archdiocese Museum in Lublin. The cycle of 22 paintings “They were created as a man and woman” is a part of the collection of the Archdiocese Museum of the Holy Father John Paul II in Cracow.

The exhibition will be presented until January 6, 2020