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Timothy Verdon in 'The OSSERVATORE ROMANO': Nativity and Passion in the art. A Stabat Mater to measure crib. December 24, 2009, p. 4

L'Osservatore Romano: 'Nativity and Passion in the art. A Stabat Mater to measure crib'. By Timothy Verdon.

... In the painting, the hand of one of the 'artists invited to the meeting in the Sistine Chapel by Benedict XVI on 21 November, Filippo Rossi, the golden symbol becomes ingrained, however, with raw wood alluding to St. Joseph, for the story' s Israel in which the Son of God is part of wood not only rough but also torture, in anticipation of the passion becomes ingrained with white touched by gold alluding to Mary.