The National Gallery has announced that The Credit Suisse Exhibition:Raphael will be on display at the gallery from the 3rd October 2020.
2020 will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death and to mark the occasion the National Gallery will present an exhibition devoted to the complete career of this painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet.
During his brief career which spanned just two decades, Raffaello Santi helped to shape the course of Western culture and this exhibition will highlight not just his best known his celebrated paintings and drawings – but also his not so widely known work in architecture, archaeology, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry, prints, and the applied arts.
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael will capture why Raphael has played such a pivotal role in the history of Western art, as well as to seek to understand why his work remains relevant to us today. There will be more than ninety exhibits, with focus on autograph works and those in media he did not practice himself but for which he provided designs.
The exhibition will also present works that cannot be represented by original exhibits – such as the monumental frescoed rooms in the Vatican Palace, known as the Stanze of Raphael – which will be presented in other innovative ways.
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael will be on display at the National Gallery from the 3rd of October until the 24th January 2021.