‘Poggio Bustone’ is one of the original paintings used in the film Finding Saint Francis . In these paintings Angela Thomas was commissioned to give the audiences a glimpse into the places most closely associated with the Franciscan story. In these watercolours she brilliantly brings to life the feeling of the Italian landscape.
Poggio Bustone – by Angela Thomas
This painting quickly became the favourite for the film’s producers. It depicts the place Francis visited when he sent the seven brothers who had joined him on their second mission. Francis became overwhelmed with a sense of sin that weighed him down so badly that he sent the brother who was with him away on his own while he, Francis, went up the hills to Poggio Bustone. Eventually, here, he felt the weight of sin disappear and in its place he had a vision of thousands of bare feet heading from all points of the compass towards Assisi. His vision later became a reality when five thousand brothers from all over Europe descended on Assisi for the so called, ‘Chapter of Mats’.
We are selling high quality cards and prints, both signed and unsigned by the artist, of all the original paintings. In addition, you can still buy a number of the original watercolors, which are mounted and framed with beautiful light oak.