See Stunning Works by Raphael, a Renaissance Craftsman of the Highest Order, in an Extraordinary New National Gallery Show
The London museum has mounted one of the most extensive exhibitions ever dedicated to the High Renaissance master.
The tragically short yet miraculous career of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known simply as Raphael, is a wonder even to this day, as a dazzling new exhibition at the National Gallery in London reminds us.
Raphael was one of the most exalted artists of the High Renaissance—an archaeologist, architect, draftsman, poet, and painter of the highest order—and along with Michelangelo and Leonardo practically defined the era.
Loans from institutions the world over come together in this impressive showing, which tracks two decades of his career, from his time in Umbria, through his time marinating in the culture of Florence, and finally to his last years serving the Church in Rome.
See more works from the marvelous show below.
“Raphael” is on view at the National Gallery in London through July 31, 2022.
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