10,000 reservations in the first 48 presale hours. This is the exceptional start of the exhibition event dedicated to Raphael which will be inaugurated on March 5 at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. Requests from all over the world: Korea, Japan, the United States and all European countries. The event ranks among all time Italian major exhibition deserving a trip to visit Rome on purpose.
Visitors will admire 200 masterpieces from all over the world, 50 of them thanks to the fruitful collaboration with the Uffizi in Florence. The upcoming show at the Scuderie del Quirinale appears to be the widest challenge in exhibitions ever realized.
The Uffizi’s Director, Eike Schmidt
There’s a new “room” at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, one with a striking visual design to focus the eye on Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni. Also given pride of place is Raphael’s Madonna del Cardellino and other pieces by Raphael and Fra Bartolomeo. Eleven pieces in total have been called ‘bombs in the history of art’ by the Uffizi’s Director, Eike Schmidt.
The works of Michelangelo and Raphael are exhibited together in the same hall, in the large hall number 41 of the west corridor, which until October 2016 hosted the paintings by Sandro Botticelli, re-upholstered in new spaces. So, a new exhibition was born to make the diversity of artistic voices and exchanges between Raphael and Michelangelo, who were contemporaneously in Florence from 1504 to 1508.
Together with the adjacent Sala di Leonardo, which will open in a few weeks, the new room that unites the masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo celebrates the truly unique period in the history of mankind, when in the city, in a few years, the most great artists of the world created the iconic works that today are part of the universal idea of the Renaissance in Italy.