Rediscovering Raphael: The Italian Master Returns to the Albertina

A new show on the Renaissance polymath demonstrates the creative process of a genius

Mentioned in the same breath as Leonardo and Michelangelo, Raphael is a veritable titan whose immense ability as an artist, draughtsman and architect has stood the test of time. Yet Rome wasn’t built in a day – and neither is a masterpiece, with many steps before completion. Aiming to shed light on this process, the Albertina is taking a different approach to this icon of the Italian Renaissance, documenting some of Raphael’s most noted works from the first sketches to detail studies, compositions to the finished painting. Reinforcing their own impressive collection with loans from the Ashmolean, the British Museum, the Vatican and the Uffizi Gallery, 150 works spanning the length of his career stand testament to his talent.

Sep 29- Jan 7, Albertina. 1., Albertinaplatz 1. albertina.at

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