closed Raphael.

Curated by: Roberta D'Adda

The show

A tribute to Raphael in the city that houses two masterpieces by the master of Urbino: the Redeemer (around 1506) and the Angel (1500-1501). Over one hundred works, including engravings and art objects, taken from Raphaelesque inventions and produced in Italy and Europe from the early sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century; the story of an era and the construction of a myth, starting with the Brescia civic collections that collect more than six hundred Raffaello après sheets.


Raffaello. The invention of the divine painter, a project by the Brescia Musei Foundation, is a path that shows how the language and inventions of the genius from Urbino were disseminated up to the gradual identification of those Raphaelesque works that gradually determined the modern idea of painter.


Starting from the engravings produced by Marcantonio Raimondi and the group of engravers who, according to the tradition established by Vasari, were involved by Raphael in the activity of his workshop with the task of passing on the memory and guaranteeing the diffusion of his inventions, the exhibition develops through some objects inspired by the master and made in the sixteenth century up to the following centuries, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with prints by Giorgio Ghisi, Carlo Maratta, Orazio Borgianni, Nicolas Dorigny and Raffaello Morghen and with the extraordinary feat of illustration of Loggias and Vatican Rooms, created by Volpato on large format sheets.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via dei Musei, 81/b
25121 Brescia


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