Giuseppe Castiglione, SJ: Aesthetic Missionary to China

What would it be like to share the Gospel not through words, but through a vision of what is beautiful? Giuseppe Castiglione, who became known as Láng Shìníng (郎世寧) during his 51 years in China, painted in the court of three emperors and influenced Chinese painters to write the first book on Western painting. His work is commemorated today in over 40 Chinese postage stamps, not to mention his many museum pieces in Beijing and Taipei.

Below is a trailer (in English) for a new multipart series on China’s Nanjing TV about the 18th-century Jesuit. (h/t UCANews)

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