While putting together my links on sculptures of past popes, I noticed that the Web Gallery of Art site (one of the world's finest sites) permits you to search for artworks by location. So it occurred to me that I could try putting together a kind of "tour" of the interior of St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
To get started, here is an impressive monument to Pope Sixtus IV, 1484-93, by Antonio della Pollaiuolo (bronze) --
I am feeling a need for sculpture, especially marble and especially Renaissance or baroque. Given recent events in Rome, I thought it would be interesting to look for paintings and sculptures of past popes. Here are a few of those I found.
From Mark Helprin, American novelist and writer --
From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street.
The "Masterpiece" of the day at the Met Museum site is The Epiphany, early 14th century, by Giotto.
According to biographer Giorgio Vasari, Giotto "alone succeeded in resuscitating art and restoring her to a path that may be called the true one." Among his innovations are clear spatial organization and natural poses.