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

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