Raphael - Power of Pictures | Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Raphael - Power of Pictures | Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

February 17, 2020

From 1515 he created ten large-format boxes on behalf of Pope Leo X. Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel were woven in Brussels. For the first time, these tapestries, which are now in the Vatican Pinacoteca, were hung at Christmas 1519. They show scenes from the life of the two main apostles Peter and Paul. Raphael's boxes, now part of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, reappeared in Genoa in 1623, where they were purchased by the Prince of Wales and later King Charles I of England. He had it used in the English tapestry factory in Mortlake as a template for further series. There was not only a series for the English king, but also the series with six tapestries, which later came into the possession of August the Strong.

Three of the six Dresden carpets are dedicated to St. Peter, the other three to St. Paul. They depict scenes from the Bible, such as the Acts of the Magician Elymas, who was struck by blindness when he tried to keep the governor of Cyprus from believing in the words of the apostles Paul and Barnabas. The exhibition focuses on Raphael's tapestries and designs, as well as their outstanding influence on subsequent artists until the 19th century, using a wealth of examples of reception.

Numerous loans from home and abroad will be on display - Raphael's hand-drawn drawings from the Louvre and the Albertina, tapestries and important paintings by Rubens, Poussin and Bassano from Paris, London, New York and Washington. From September 2020, the exhibition will move to the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio.

Exhibition Dates: 4th March until 19th July 2020

Venue: Old Masters Picture Gallery, Zwinger Building, Theaterplatz 1, Dresden

Directions - https://tinyurl.com/wk3gfz6

Websitewww.gemaeldegalerie.skd.museum/ausstellungen/




Also in Exhibition News

Colours of Life - Art Brings Hope
Colours of Life - Art Brings Hope

May 06, 2021

This month Cancer Patients Aid Association presents a collection of 48 works from 24 amazing new artists who have joined the Colours of Life family. The world-wide pandemic has caused devastating interruptions in ongoing cancer treatment for scores of cancer patients. Proceeds from this exhibition aim to provide continued help and assistance to these patients. While the current situation continues to keep most of us bound at home, we hope these paintings can provide some visual respite, coupl...

Read More

Abstrakts Abracadada - Viorel Florin Costea Exhibition
Abstrakts Abracadada - Viorel Florin Costea Exhibition

March 24, 2021

I'm a dizzy bard, a wild dreamer, a clumsy alchemist, and a tenacious dadaist...I'm also an acrylic mixed media painter and collagist, a wizard who mixes imagination with fantasies, a dreamers' store owner!

Read More

The Most Tranquil Moment - Min Zou Solo Exhibition
The Most Tranquil Moment - Min Zou Solo Exhibition

March 22, 2021

With the growth of her art works, Min Zou's art works have experienced the changes of history, cultural integration and the exchange of Chinese and foreign culture. Her current art is very colorful and the diversity of her art can expand people's thinking and no longer bind them to their own thoughts. 

Read More