The five hundredth anniversary of Raphael’s death is the occasion in Rome for a major exhibit of his work as painter and architect. In The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Cammy Brothers offers “Rafaello 1483-1520’ Review: A Renaissance Reappraisal.” She asks why Raphael does not excite the interest that today is shown to Leonardo and Michelangelo? “Yet he was a painter and architect of tremendous virtuosity and energy, wide-ranging in his talents and capable of absorbing and transforming the latest stylistic innovations.”
The exhibit “Raffaello 1483-1520” in Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale will end on August 30. Unfortunately, the present restrictions on travel will limit the number of people who can attend. However, the website of the exhibit offers “A Walk in the Exhibition” in English (12 minutes) as well as “The film of the exhibition ‘Raffaello 1520-1483’” in Italian with English subtitles.