RAFFAELLO 1520 – 1483 published by Skira Editore. Exhibition at Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma, through June 2, 2020*

Published in collaboration with the Scuderie del Quirinale and the Uffizi to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the book published by Skira Editore serves as a complement to the Scuderie del Quirinale’s major exhibition and tribute to Raphael.

The once-in-a-life-time exhibition, Raphael 1520-1483 traces the entire creative life of the “divin pittore” of Urbino and presents a stunning selection of over 200 masterpieces: original works along with paintings, cartoons, drawings, tapestries, and architectural projects inspired by him.

World-famous paintings such as Madonna del Granduca and Woman with a Veil from the Uffizi, the St Cecilia altarpiece from the Pinacoteca di Bologna, Alba Madonna from the National Gallery of Washington, Madonna of the Rose from the Prado and the iconic Portrait of Baldassarre Castiglione from the Louvre are commented by international experts under the direction of Marzia Faietti and Matteo Lafranconi with the support of an international scientific committee headed by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden.

Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione, Ècrivain et diplomate (1478-1529)

Raffaello. Ritratto di Baldassare Castiglione / Portrait of Baldassarre Castiglione, 1513. Oil on canvas. Parigi, musée du Louvre, département des Peintures © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN – Grand Palais / Angèle Dequier

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Raffaello. La Madonna della Rosa / Madonna of the Rose, 1518-1520. Oil on panel transferred to canvas. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado © 2020. Image Copyright Museo Nacional del Prado

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Raffaello. Madonna dell’Impannata, 1511. Oil on panel. Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi  – By concession of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo

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Raffaello. Ritratto di donna detta “La Velata” / Portrait of woman called “La Velata”, circa 1512-1513. Oil on canvas. Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi – By concession of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo

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Raffaello. Ritratto di donna nei panni di Venere (“Fornarina”) / Portrait of woman in the role of Venus (“Fornarina”), circa 1519-1520. Oil on panel. Roma, Gallerie Nazionali d’Arte Antica di Roma, Barberini Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica, Roma (MIBACT) – Biblioteca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte/Enrico Fontolan

CECILIA

Raffaello. Santa Cecilia con i santi Paolo, Giovanni Evangelista, Agostino e Maria Maddalena (Estasi di Santa Cecilia) / Ecstasy of Sant Cecilia ante, 1518. Panel trasported to canvas. Bologna, Polo Museale dell’Emilia Romagna, Pinacoteca Nazionale By concession of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Polo Museale dell’Emilia Romagna

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Raffaello. Ritratto di Leone X tra i cardinali Giulio de’ Medici e Luigi de’ Rossi / Portrait of Pope Leone X, 1518-1519. Oil on panel. Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Gallerie delle Statue e delle Pitture. The restoration of the work was made possible thanks to the support of Lottomatica Holding. Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi – By concession of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo

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Raffaello. Autoritratto / Self portrait, 1506-1508. Oil on poplar panel. Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture
Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi – By concession of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo

Raffaello 1520 – 1483 was edited by Marzia Faietti and Matteo LaFranconi with Francesco P. Di Teodoro and Vincenzo Farnelli. The President of the Scientific Committee was Sylvia Ferino-Pagden.

The book is currently available only in Italian. The English version will be available from September 2020.

Images courtesy Skira Editore.

*PLEASE NOTE: Scuderie del Quirinale is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice.