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Saints make the leap to manga

The exhibition showcases 80 icons including saints such as San Sebastian and San Francis of Assisi.

The drawings are true to Christian tradition. Saint George is depicted slaying the dragon, St Lucia?s eyes are on the tray, St. Sebastian pierced by arrows, San Marco has the lion next him.

The manga designs were illustrated by Studio Ebi of Brescia. The goal is to attract young visitors, educate them in an entertaining way.

Iconography has served as a religious language that has informed throughout the centuries, now through this exhibition it’s translated into a modern and lively language.