2020, the year of Raphael

Raffaello 2020

There is a red fresh rose on Raphael’s grave at Pantheon in Rome and it will stay there all over the year accompaining the numerous and important celebrations for the 500 years from his death.

Expositions which will touch not only the master’s life, but also his followers, the period of the Renaissance and the styles learned by Raphael Sanzio.

In order to give honor to the master from Urbino, some museums have decided to play in advance, like the National Gallery of Marche, while others, like the Scuderie del Quirinale di Roma, are getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors in the next months.

Raffaello 2020

Rome, the biggest monographic show of the entire history

The one in the italian capital will be the real show about Raphael of 2020. At the Scuderie del Quirinale there will be more than 200 masterpieces of the artist from Urbino, for an event that will celebrate his anniversary of death. It will be open to the public from march 5th and it will close June 2nd, day of the birth of the Italian Republic. It will be inaugurated on march 3rd and for this occasion there will also be the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.

There will be masterpieces that come from the best museums of the world like the Ritratto di Baldassarre Castiglione from the Louvre in Paris; the Madonna della Rosa from the Prado in Madrid and the Sogno del Cavaliere from the National Gallery of London.

Still in Rome, from March 2020 until January 2021, there will be a multimedia show called “Raphael at the Domus Aurea. The invention of the grottesche”.

In Milan an immersion in Raphael’s history

It’s name is Raphael 2020 and it is not a simple show, but a real multimedia immersion into artist’s story. It’s settled inside the Museum of the Permanente  and it will be open until February 2nd. It’s formed by five rooms with a path of the duration of 75 minutes, where people can observe the story, the works of art and the places that characterized the painter. There is also the shop of the artist through a vision of advanced reality.

Umbria, the copies from Perugia about the Deposizione Baglioni 

Raffaello 2020

In this region Raphael lived between 1499 and 1504. In Perugia, inside The National Gallery of Umbria, directed by Marco Pierini, director and interim also of The National Gallery of Marche-Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, from October 9th 2020 to January 10th 2021, there will be an exposition of seven copies fromPerugia about the Deposizione Baglioni, painted by Raphael in 1507 for the altar of the family in San Francesco al Prato Church.

In Città di Castello instead, from October 2020 until January 2021, the show The young Raphael and his sight will be open in the Pinacoteca Comunale and will be focused on the analysis of the figurative culture in which the young master challenged himself with characters like Perugino painter.

Raffaello 2020

The Mart Museum in Trento and Rovereto

At Mart– Museum of Modern Art of  Trento and Rovereto, from October 2nd  2020 to January 10th 2021 there will be a confrontation between the ancient and the modern with the show Picasso, de Chirico and Dalì: dialogue with Raphael.


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