In his Life of Raphael, Giorgio Vasari attributed to the artist “all the rarest qualities of the mind, accompanied by such grace, industry, beauty, modesty, and excellence of character.” Sir Joshua Reynolds praised Raphael for his “simple, grave, and majestic dignity.” On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death in 1520, this major exhibition at Le Scuderie was to feature over 200 works. One hundred of them are paintings and sketches by Raphael himself, many on loan from Florence, Paris, London, and Madrid. These masterpieces have never before brought together in one place. Though real doors are closed, this virtual tour will guide us through them all. —E.C.
Raffaello, 1520–1483 was featured in the March 7, 2020 issue of Air Mail. Read on
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