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ON NOW: Raffaello 500



ON NOW: Raffaello 500

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#Raffaello500 #Raffaello2020

On April 6, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, passed away in Rome.

Five hundred years later, Italy and the world celebrate the Maestro through a number of multimedia initiatives.

The force of one of the most creative artists of all time challenges the global crisis caused by Covid-19: as we await for cultural venues to open their doors again so we can view the art behind them in person, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers an overview of some of the initiatives planned for countries abroad on the occasion of Raffaello's anniverary -- multimedia content that can be viewed remotely via online and social spaces dedicated to #Raffaello500 and #Raffaello2020, starting today.

THE EXHIBITIONS:  Raffaello Opera Omnia  and Magister Raffaello.

Raffaello Opera Omnia 

The Farnesina, in collaboration with Raicom, has produced and created two virtual exhibitions of reproductions of paintings painted by the master who hailed from Urbino, in high definition, entitled Raffaello Opera Ominia . Professor Antonio Paolucci will offer his professional commentary.

The first exhibition, entitled Raphael and His Madonnas - Reflections of Heaven On Earth / Raffaello e le sue madonne - riflessi del cielo sulla terra, gathers reproductions of 19 works including The Madonna del Cardellino (Uffizi) and Transfiguration / La Transfigurazione (Vatican Pinacoteca).

The second exhibition, Raphael Portraitist/Raffaello ritrattista, traces Raphael's production of portraits thanks to 14 reproductions, among which Portrait of Baldassarre Castiglione/Ritratto di Baldassarre Castiglione (Louvre), and Portrait of a Young Woman with Unicorn/Ritratto di Dama con liocorno (Galleria Borghese), stand out.

The exhibitions were inaugurated in our Tunis and Moscow offices between February and March and will continue touring the globe in 2020 and 2021 thanks to the network of Italian Cultural Institutes and the diplomatic/consular offices of MAECI.

Magister Raffaello

Magister Raffaello is a travelling exhibition that winds along an path comprising of multiple cognitive, visual and auditory systems: six of Raffaello's fundamental works are linked to a grand singular narrative that facilitates the understanding of the profound meaning of the Master's work and its relevance in the history of universal art.

The exhibition, produced by Magister Art, promoted by MAECI and curated by art historian Claudio Strinati with the support of Federico Strinati and a scientific committee with an international scope on raphaelite studies, is among the main cultural proposals that will be promoted through the network of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes in the world.

Magister Raffaello will travel from country to country thanks to installations that are modular, flexible and can be coordinated remotely. All the contents of the exhibition will also be accessible through a special app available in 5 languages, as well as being offered in two distinct options, one dedicated to adults and one to children.

Pending the opening of the exhibitions, MAECI offers a video preview of the two projects via its YouTube Channel:



Despite the emergency, art continues to offer to humankind the most benefits, the most beautiful and joyous form to which the human being aspires in the course of existence, whatever his culture, mentality, age and social position...or location.



Date: Da Saturday, November 28, 2020 a Thursday, December 31, 2020

Entrance : Free


Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale