The exhibition was originally set to open at the gallery in 2020.
The National Gallery have announced new dates for The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael which has now been rescheduled to be open to the public from the 9th April until the 31st July 2022.
This major new exhibition is set to explore the complete career of this famous artist of the Italian Renaissance.
During his brief career, the painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet helped to shape the course of Western culture. His work focused on themes such as human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power. 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.
This display also seeks to demonstrate why Raphael plays such a pivotal role in the history of Western art, and to understand why his work remains relevant to us today.
While The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael will feature many loans from places such as the Louvre, Paris, Musei Vaticani and Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, work and activities that cannot be represented by original exhibits – such as the monumental frescoed rooms in the Vatican Palace, known as the Stanze of Raphael – will be presented in other innovative ways.
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael will be on display at the National Gallery from the 9th April until the 31st July 2022.