Raphael

Until 7 January 2018

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Raphael stands alongside Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo as one of art history’s most important masters. As a painter and architect, working in Florence and Rome and for popes and princes, Raphael was a true universal genius of the High Renaissance who constantly sought to strike a balance between naturalist imitation and idealization.

The Albertina is mounting the first exhibition to present works solely by Raphael in Austria. Around 130 drawing and 17 paintings serve to represent all of the artist’s important projects: from his early Umbrian period (up to 1504) to his years in Florence (1504/1505–1508) and on to his Roman period (1508/1509–1520), impressive works from all of his creative periods are included.
Numerous works from the museum’s own holdings as well as from renowned collections and museums afford a detailed impression of this High Renaissance master’s oeuvre. Raphael’s thought processes and modes of work, from design to final composition, are illustrated not only by masterful drawings but also by his paintings that simultaneously serve as an overview of the artist’s painted oeuvre.

An exhibition of The Albertina Museum, Vienna in cooperation with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Image Gallery – 17 Images
Raphael | Study of head and hand, 1519-20 | Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Raphael | Study of head and hand, 1519-20 | Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Exhibition views – Photos © Mario Kiesenhofer – 6 Images
Raphael | Madonna dell’Impannata, 1511 | © Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Uffizi, Florence: Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence
Raphael | Madonna dell’Impannata, 1511 | © Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Uffizi, Florence: Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence
Discover the work of Raphael by watching the video on our exhibition.
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Video: The Raffael Exhibition
Listen to an example of the audio guide from the Raphael exhibition.
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Audio: An example of the Raphael audio guide

 

  • Jahrespartner Bank Austria UniCredit
  • Presented by BMW
  • Sponsored by Raiffeisen Bank International
  • Media Partner Kurier
  • Media Partner ORF

Publication

Exhibition publication

Raphael

The exhibition publication addresses Raphael’s thought processes and modes of work, from design to final composition, illustrated not only by masterful drawings but also by his paintings.

Ed. by Achim Gnann
2017
448 pages
30x24 cm | Hardcover
German EUR 29,60
English EUR 31,40