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'Raffaello. Fortuna di un genio' at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg
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‘Raffaello. Fortuna di un genio’ at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg

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A retrospective exhibition celebrates Urbino's genius and his influence on Renaissance arts.
Mercurio che scende dall'Olimpo. Copia dall'originale dalla Villa Farnesina.
Mercurio che scende dall’Olimpo. Copia dall’originale dalla Villa Farnesina. © Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett

As part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the exhibition ‘Raphael. Fortuna di un genio’ (Raphael: Fortune of a Genius) is opened to the public until 3 October at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Hannover and supported by the Hubertus Wald Foundation, the Friends of the Kunsthalle and the Hans-Otto and Engelke Schümann Foundation, the exhibition uses numerous drawings, prints, photographs and books from the collections of Hamburg’s Kunsthalle to trace the life, work and influence of Raphael both on Renaissance art and on art history as a whole.

The curators Andreas Stolzenburg and David Klemm have carried out an in-depth excursus on the fame that has surrounded the Urbino genius since he was still alive and on the influence he exercised on artists of later periods, including references to Germany and to the works by Raphael that are kept in Germany.

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