Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Exhibition at the Prado Museum focuses on the last seven years of the life of Raphael
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Sunday, September 21, 2014


Exhibition at the Prado Museum focuses on the last seven years of the life of Raphael
Men stand by the painting entitled "The Munro of Novar Madona" (L) and "The Madonna della Rora" (R) by Rafael during the exhibition "El ultimo Rafael" on June 8, 2012, at El Prado museum in Madrid. The exhibition will open to the public from June 12 to September 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET.
MADRID.- Late Raphael is the first major survey exhibition on Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) to combine paintings and drawings in order to focus on the last seven years of the life of the artist, who died in Rome on his 37th birthday. This was the period in his career when Raphael produced the work that would have the greatest subsequent impact on European art. Nonetheless, his paintings have not been fully understood due to chronological issues, to their disconcerting diversity and because the artist did not work by himself. This important exhibition has been made possible through the sponsorship of Fundación AXA, which was the first company to become a Benefactor Member of the Museum and which this week renewed its commitment to the Prado for a further four years.

The last three exhibitions to be devoted to Raphael, held in London, Rome and Urbino, focused on his early years and the only attempt to analyse the late period was the exhibition held in Mantua and Vienna in 1999, which primarily focused on drawings.

The present exhibition aims to establish a clear definition of the boundaries between works executed by Raphael and those produced with the collaboration of his principal assistants, Giulio Romano (ca.1499-1546) and Gianfrancesco Penni (ca.1496-1528). It starts in 1513 by which date Raphael had been working in Rome for five years, decorating the monumental Vatican Stanze alongside other leading Italian artists such as Michelangelo (his principal rival, at that point working on the Sistine Chapel) and Sebastiano del Piombo, firstly during the pontificate of Julius II then for Leo X.

With the change of pope Raphael took on a greater number of commissions both for Leo X and for other patrons and at this point began to employ a considerable number of assistants. His studio was very possibly the largest to date under the direction of a single great painter and eventually counted on 50 pupils and assistants.

The exhibition will present the visitor with the highly efficient and effective results of this system, led by the remarkably versatile Raphael. In addition to producing easel paintings (the subject of this exhibition) he also executed frescoes such as those for the Vatican Stanze and for the Villa Farnesina, cartoons for tapestries (for the Sistine Chapel), and worked as an architect (continuing the construction of St Peter’s after Bramante’s death).

As a result of this collaboration between the Museo del Prado and the Musée du Louvre, which together house the largest number of works from Raphael’s final period, the exhibition includes an unprecedented selection of forty-four paintings, twenty eight drawings, an archaeological item and a tapestry, loaned from around forty different institutions. Visitors will thus be able to see a chronologically structured survey organised into six sections that cover Raphael’s pictorial and aesthetic evolution and also present a comparison of his final style with a group of works by his two assistants Romano and Penni, the latter produced both during Raphael’s lifetime and immediately after his death. This unprecedented opportunity for comparison will allow for an identification of the degree of participation of Raphael and his assistants in these works while also helping to establish the latter’s intellectual and aesthetic contribution to Raphael’s oeuvre.

In this regard the almost thirty drawings that are displayed alongside the paintings play a key role in helping to identify Raphael’s hand, not only due to their absolute mastery but also because they reveal the original design and conception of his paintings.

Among the most outstanding works that have travelled to Spain for the first time are the serene portrait of one of the artist’s friends, Baldassare Castiglione (1519), loaned from the Louvre, and the major altar painting of Saint Cecilia (1515-1516) loaned from the Pinacoteca Nazionale de Bologna in which the viewer can appreciate the remarkable beauty of the figures and their perfect, harmonious composition, a level of achievement that Raphael attained during his time in Rome.

Also remarkable are the paintings from Raphael’s late period in the Prado’s own collection, including the panel transferred to canvas known as Lo Spasimo di Sicilia (1515-1516), which is on display for the first time since its restoration.

Sections
The exhibition is divided thematically into six sections. Those devoted to Altarpieces, Large Madonnas and Holy Families and Portraits focus on the activity of the workshop during Raphael’s lifetime, whereas Small Madonnas and Holy Families and Giulio Romano explore the independent activity of his two main assistants, focusing on the period 1520-25. The last section, in room 49 of the Villanueva building, examines the creative process of the Transfiguration, Raphael’s final masterpiece, through the copy made by Penni and Giulio, which is shown together
with a selection of drawings by the master.



Last Week News

June 8, 2012

Over 150 artists from fifty-five countries gather for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel

Guggenheim presents expansive exhibition of mid-20th century art from the permanent collection

Exhibition of large-scale recent drawings by Albert Oehlen opens at Gagosian in Rome

New exhibition at the Morgan explores the brilliance of Winston Churchill's writings and speeches

International exhibition explores impact of photography on Post-Impressionist painters

Bonhams June Native American Art Auction in San Francisco brings a stellar $1.4 million

Kemper Museum in Kansas City names current Curator Barbara O'Brien as Director

"On Vacation with Winslow Homer: Wood Engravings of an American Master" at Morris Museum

First UK solo exhibition of American artist Nancy Holt opens at Haunch of Venison

53 Galleries, the introduction of artists from Spain and Portugal and worldwide launch of PINTA Design

Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs open photography exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam

First solo exhibition in the UK of new paintings by the Swedish artist Anna Camner at Faggionato Fine Art

"Dan Walsh: Uncommon Ground" opens at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

South African photographer Pieter Hugo's first retrospective opens at Musée de l'Elysée

Fake Empire: Olivo Barbieri, Rob Carter, Susan Giles, Dionisio Gonzalez, and Lee Stoetzel at Mixed Greens

First major retrospective of seminal figure in the American studio jewelry movement opens

World record for leading Indian artist at Bonhams Sale of Modern and Contemporary Souh Asian Art

Solo exhibition of new work by Ellen Jong opens at Allegra LaViola

June 7, 2012

Spectacular two thousand year old gold and silver hoard uncovered in an excavation

Sotheby's to offer the most exceptional collection of eight paintings by Frank Auerbach of Ruth Bromberg

Louvre opens exhibition of about one hundred works on paper by Gerhard Richter

16th century masterpiece by Girolamo Romanino achieves $4,562,500 at Christie's

Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery and Louis K. Meisel Gallery are ALL IN! with new exhibition

Remains of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre found by archaeologists from the Museum of London

A taste for luxury: Two great houses from America's gilded age to be offered at Christie's

Chris Martin opens first solo exhibiton with Galerie Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels

Prof. Jeffrey Quilter announced as the new Director at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Britain's first celebrity transvestite...Rare painting acquired by National Portrait Gallery

Science fiction-fantasy master Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies

Dorothea Arnold to become Curator Emeritus after 21 years heading department at Metropolitan

Critical Mass: Contemporary art from India on view at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Major international honour for Emily Carr: Seven works by Carr on exhibit at prestigious dOCUMENTA (13)

FIGMENT Weekend: 6th annual participatory arts event on Governors Island June 9-10

Twenty-five unreleased images by Roger Ballen in exhibition at Musée de l'Elysée

First solo show in New York City of photography by Mitra Tabrizian opens at Leila Heller Gallery

Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey opens Norton Museum of Art summer season

"Material Matters," a group exhibition featuring four female artists opens at Lyons Wier Gallery

Haroon Mirza's A Sleek Dry Yell (2008) jointly acquired by five public galleries

June 6, 2012

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens in London

Hammer Galleries, New York presents a Virtual Tour of their exhibition: "On Paper"

Report of first doctor to reach shot Abraham Lincoln found at the National Archives

Andy Warhol's portrait of Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth up for auction at Ketterer Kunst

MoMA makes historic acquisition of thirteen drawings by Henry Darger from the estate of the artist

Group exhibition "Everyday Abstract-Abstract Everyday" on view at James Cohan Gallery

LACMA presents North American premiere of Sharon Lockhart's latest body of work

Sculptures from artist Jun Kaneko's critically acclaimed Heads Series on view in San Francisco

Exquisite offerings in the June Bonhams Fine Jewelry Auction to be held in New York

Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art considering move, even to suburban Maryland or Virginia

Duesenberg and other convertibles top sellers during Auctions America by RM's Auburn Spring Auction

Kunsthaus Zürich presents 'Time as Perspective'; an exhibition by visual artist Rosa Barba

Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art Benefit honors Martin Friedman's 60-year career in the arts

Frank Lloyd Wright window and Chinese cloisonne top 20th Century Design and Decorative Arts events

Wadsworth Atheneum receives $2 million from Connecticut State Bond Commission

Anna Szprynger at the National Gallery of Art in Sopot

Dayton Art Institute announces plans for new community gathering place

Street artist launches two surprise art exhibits, one at MoMA and the other at the Met

New York mayor, agency: Deal near on stalled 9/11 museum

Bulgaria: Skeletons treated for vampirism found

June 5, 2012

German artist Gerhard Richter opens largest exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris

Getty Museum presents Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's 'Ecce Homo' Altarpiece from Warsaw

Ellsworth Kelly's drawings of plants, flowers, leaves, spanning 60 years, on view at Metropolitan Museum

Jean-Michel Basquiat's Untitled, 1981 poised to achieve the highest price for the artist

Sotheby's to offer a selection of rare and important furniture and decorative arts of noble provenance

Annual summer display at the Morgan Library to include Noah Webster's dictionary

Jan David Winitz discusses how to look at and to learn about antique oriental rugs

Mystically Nordic: Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finland, and the Modernist Spirit on view at Museum Kunstpalast

Recent paintings and sculptures by Shirazeh Houshiary on view at Lisson Gallery in Milan

Israel Museum's Suzanne Landau appointed Director and Chief Curator at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Iconic 'napalm girl' photo taken by the Associated Press' Huynh Cong "Nick" Ut turns 40

Only known document signed by Lewis and Clark in private hands may fetch $100,000+ at Heritage

Legendary art dealer and collector Michael Werner makes major gift of 130 works to Paris

Exhibition of the work by Jeremy Deller opens at Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art

David Jablonowski opens his first solo exhibition at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam

Rubin Museum of Art announces new leadership appointments

Works by renowned contemporary native artists at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York

Opening season at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia generates record-breaking attendance figures

Amistad Center for Art & Culture highlights collection and commemorates African American culture

June 4, 2012

Christie's New York to offer superb 16th century masterpiece by Girolamo Romanino

Rarely seen drawings by acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley on view at the Phillips Collection

White women, sleepless nights, and big nudes by Helmut Newton on view in Berlin

Exhibition of new works on paper by Howard Hodgkin opens at the Alan Cristea Gallery

Sotheby's to auction watches from the personal collections of Reginald H. Fullerton, Jr. and Henry Graves, Jr.

Solo projects by Rey Akdogan, Edgardo Aragón, Ilja Karilampi, and Caitlin Keogh on view at MoMA PS 1

Christie's presents the very best European decorative arts in London on 5 July

Denmark's most famous landmark, The Little Mermaid, gets a male counterpart made by Elmgreen and Dragset

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Seducing Time-Interactive Media Art at Kunsthalle Bremen

Twenty years of painting by Beijing-based artist Zhu Jinshi on view at Blum & Poe

David Claerbout's first solo show in a public London gallery opens at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Shirly Bar-Amotz, recipient of the 2012 Andy Prize, exhibits at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Galerie Barbara Thumm presents the work of Teresa Burga and Anna Oppermann

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth retrospective opens at the Michener Art Museum

Fundacion Mapfre presents photography exhibition with the work by Jitka Hanzlová

Pasadena Museum of California Art announces intervention by Los Angeles based architecture practice

An Architect's Dream, a group exhibition curated by Todd Levin opens at Curator's Office

Exhibition of large photographs of athletes and key London 2012 figures on view in Edinburgh

Chimneypiece with reputed provenance from Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton's home to be sold at Bonhams

After stop at New York City airport, shuttle goes to sea

June 3, 2012

"Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbarán"; thematic exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich

New York Botanical Garden exhibition evokes Claude Monet's flower garden in Giverny

Crocker Art Museum presents first hometown survey for internationally acclaimed artist Mel Ramos

Exhibition celebrates the art of Toulouse-Lautrec and the Paris Belle Époque

The Pasadena Museum of California Art opens a retrospective of artist Edgar Payne

Exhibitions pay tribute to openings of Chihuly Garden & Glass and LeMay: America's Car Museum

Sotheby's New York announces Auction of Important Watches & Clocks to be held on 14 June

Gagosian Gallery to present a single sculpture by Franz West at Art Basel's Art Unlimited

Rarely seen photographs by Ansel Adams on view at Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago

First solo museum exhibition of German artist Esther Kläs work opens at MoMA PS 1

Transcending Nature: Paintings by artist Eric Aho opens at Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire

Experiences of the War of 1812 are evoked in showcase of 21st century photographs

Quint Contemporary Art exhibition takes a look at a new generation of artists

National Postal Museum announces launch of centralized gateway to world's greatest philatelic research

South London Gallery opens exhibition by pioneer of conceptual art Stephen Willats

New series of work by New York based artist Andrea Cohen at Walter Maciel Gallery

Alaskans mark 100th anniversary of big volcano

Exceptional results for MacDougall's Russian Art Sale, with all top lots sold

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site