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"Culture never stops!" — Take a virtual tour of the brilliant Raffaello exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome


The Scuderie del Quirinale, the famed museum which sits as part of the Palazzo del Quirinale, has responded to the coronavirus crisis by virtually reopen the doors of the ‘Raffaello.1520-1483’ exhibition.

The show arrives as over 400 museums and archaeological sites have joined a new website entitled ‘Culture never stops!’ and continues to offer a means of cultural escape for those affected by the coronavirus crisis.

The video show, which offers “insights and forays into the backstage” of the exhibition, details some of the most striking works on display and, according to the gallery, will “present details and curiosities about the art of the Renaissance painter and on the largest exhibition ever attempted so far.”

“The series, introduced by the curator Marzia Faietti with ‘Some reasons, among many others, to love Raffaello’, will start with Matteo Lafranconi, curator and Director of the Scuderie del Quirinale, starting right from the point where the exhibition starts, with ‘La Morte by Raphael’,” the gallery explains, “Afterwards, the co-curators Francesco Di Teodoro and Vincenzo Farinella will deepen the Letter to Leo X, the project of Villa Madama, Raphael’s relationship with the ancient, with his clients and the years of youth. Finally, the scholar Achim Gnann will present a reflection on ‘Raphael and Giulio Romano’.”

The online activities arranged by The Scuderie del Quirinale will continue with numerous video-walks inside the rooms with accompanying details about the works. “The exhibition celebrates masterpieces from the collections of the most important museums in the world, for a total of 204 works, 120 by Raffaello himself between paintings and drawings,” the gallery explains.

“In such a difficult moment,” said Mario De Simoni, President of Ales – Scuderie del Quirinale. “It is important that cultural institutions do their part and make the art of which they are custodians accessible to all. The Scuderie del Quirinale respond to this call by proposing a schedule of online activities which, starting from the virtual visit, will allow you to get to know and admire the mastery of Raffaello and the many works exceptionally gathered in this grandiose exhibition.”

See the Raffaello exhibition offering, below.

A walk through the exhibition:

Backstage of the ‘Raffaello.1520-1483’ exhibition:

Why do people love Raffaello?

Marzia Faietti, curator of the exhibition, discusses the artist and attempts to answer the burning question; what are the reasons to love Raphael?

Subtitles available on the video options.

The death of Raffaello:

“Matteo Lafranconi, director of the Quirinale Stables and curator of the exhibition, tells us the details of the choice of the exhibition itinerary and the last years of the life of the Renaissance Master.”

Subtitles available on the video options.

The Letter to Leo X:

Francesco Paolo di Teodoro, co-curator of the ‘Raffaello 1520-1483’ exhibition, discusses the Letter to Leo X.

Subtitles available on the video options.