500 YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF RAFFAELLO SANZIO

A season of celebrations in various cities, in memory of the pillar artist of the cultural heritage of our country and of all humanity, buried in the Pantheon (Rome). The life and works of Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520), known as “Raphael”, one of the key figures of European Renaissance painting, will be at the center of numerous events, including exhibitions, seminars and publications. Two hundred masterpieces, 50 from the Uffizi, for the most spectacular monographic ever dedicated to Raphael in 500 years since his death, will open on March 5 at the Scuderie del Quirinale (Rome). The maxi-exhibition in Rome will culminate the celebrations for the artist worldwide: the protagonists will be over one hundred works by the hand of Urbino never brought together all before. A large monographic exhibition, with over two hundred masterpieces including paintings, drawings and comparison works, dedicated to Raffaello Sanzio, superstar of the Renaissance, on the 500th anniversary of his death, which took place in Rome on April 6, 1520 at just 37 years old. But also many other museums of international importance have contributed to enrich the exhibition: the National Galleries of Ancient Art, the National Art Gallery of Bologna, the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Brescia Museums Foundation, and abroad, in addition to the Vatican Museums, the Louvre, the National Gallery of London, the Prado Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Albertina in Vienna, the British Museum, the Royal Collection, the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford, the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Lille. The exhibition, which finds inspiration particularly in Raphael’s fundamental Roman period and who consecrated him as an artist of unparalleled and legendary grandeur, tells the whole complex and articulated creative journey with richness of detail. Rome is not only a biographical stage of the artist, but the symbol of the national dimension of his art and his thought “.