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Magnificent Art

Magnificent Art

Throughout April, acclaimed sacred artist Raul Berzosa of Malaga, Spain posted stunning images on social media of his extraordinary triptych, commissioned by Jesuit High School for the Antinori Center for the Arts.

Finally, the much-anticipated triptych has arrived at Jesuit – along with Berzosa himself.

Sunday (April 23) at the annual Celebration of the Arts extravaganza, the breathtaking triptych, titled “The Jesuit Order and the Arts,” was unveiled in the lobby of the Antinori Center. It is comprised of historic figures and great artists connected to the Society of Jesus from the 16th through 21st centuries,

School president Fr. Richard C. Hermes, S.J. explained to the throng in attendance many of the incredible details, such as the depictions of Jesuit High School musicians and thespians right alongside the likes of Jesuit-educated Alfred Hitchcock, composer Ennio Morricone, artist Peter Paul Rubens, composer Dominico Zipoli, S.J., and the founders of the Society of Jesus St. Ignatius of Loyola, S.J., St. Peter Faber, S.J., and St. Francis Xavier, S.J. – and also introduced Berzosa.

Making his first visit to the U.S., Berzosa, via interpreter Fr. Angel Rivera-Fals, S.J., expressed his gratitude to Jesuit. His work in the Chapel of the Holy Cross – all of the remarkable paintings in the chapel, which was consecrated in 2018, were made by Berzosa – was his first to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This weekend marked his first visit to the States. For a couple of days prior to the unveiling, Berzosa had been touching up his triptych.

Berzosa also spoke at Convocation on Monday (April 24) and received a standing ovation from the student body. Click here for video of the presentation Sunday at Celebration of the Arts (which includes Father Hermes speaking about many elements of the triptych), and click here for video of Berzosa's Convocation today.

The lobby of Antinori Center for the Arts is open during school hours for viewing of the triptych. Visitors must check-in first at Hyer Hall.