Le Marche and Raphael. A year of exhibitions dedicated to Urbino

Marche celebrates the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death with a year of exhibitions.

Until the end of the year, the Marche region is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio ’s death with exhibitions, conferences, performances and tours dedicated to the great Urbino artist.

Through April 13, 2020, the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche is hosting Raphael Ware. The Colors of the Renaissance with 147 fine examples of Italian Renaissance majolica. From spring, the exhibition Raphael and Baldassarre Castiglione, which aims to recount, through the author of The Courtier, the culture of that era, will instead be on view in the Sale del Castellare of the Ducal Palace in Urbino.

From April 4 to July 5, 2020, the Pontifical Museum of the Holy House of Loreto will present Raphael’s The "Madonna of the Veil or Madonna of Loreto. Adventurous History and Success of a Work, which will address a subject dear to Raphael, namely the Madonna of the Ve il or Madonna of Loreto, whose story will be told. Curated by Fabrizio Biferali and Vito Punzi, with the advice of the Vatican Museums, the exhibition will reconstruct on the one hand the events surrounding the changes of seat of Raphael’s painting, and on the other hand another version of the subject will be offered, which will be restored for the occasion: it is a version attributed to Raphael and workshop, now in a private collection, which since 1822 belonged to a rich collection of ancient paintings kept in Philip Miles’ country residence near Bristol.

In addition, from June 6, 2020 to January 6, 2021, the exhibition Raphael and Angelo Colocci. Beauty and Science in the Construction of the Myth of Ancient Rome, curated by Giorgio Mangani, Francesco Di Teodoro, Ingrid Rowland, Vincenzo Farinella, Fabrizio Biferali, and Paolo Clini. The exhibition aims to provide an understanding of the relationship between Raphael and the Jesuit humanist Angelo Colocci, a point of reference in Rome for artists, antiquarians and poets, through original documents and the use of innovative digital technologies that will create reconstructions of Raphael’s masterpieces.

It continues again until January 19, 2020, atFalconara MarittimaAirport Raffaello. An impossible exhibition, the subject of a tour that will take it to Paris in April, to Russia in July and August, and then on to Germany and Belgium.

Image: Raphael Sanzio, Madonna of the Veil or of Loreto (1511-1512; oil on panel, 120 x 90; Chantilly, Musée Condé)

Le Marche and Raphael. A year of exhibitions dedicated to Urbino
Le Marche and Raphael. A year of exhibitions dedicated to Urbino

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