The long-awaited exhibition of the works of the great Raphael in the Pushkin Museum. Pushkin took the first visitors automatic translate
MOSCOW. The exhibition «Raphael, Poetry of the Image», opened for the first visitors of the museum on September 13, was preparing for a long time. Until very late, the employees of the Pushkin Museum doubted whether three Italian museums had agreed to part three months with eleven unique masterpieces by sending them to an exhibition in Moscow.
The exhibition of works by Raphael of this magnitude appeared before the Russian connoisseurs of art for the first time. Earlier in Moscow, shown only a few individual works created by the famous Italian master. At the exhibition, which opened in the Pushkin Museum, visitors to the museum will see eight paintings and three graphic works.
Three paintings, placed in the exposition, the master devoted to religious topics. Among them are such masterpieces as «Holy Cecilia», «Angel» and «Madonna and Child». The exhibition also included a preparatory drawing for the Madonna.
The rest of the works that came from Italy represent a portrait genre. On one of them the famous self-portrait of Raphael, written by him at 23 years old. For many painters, the image created by the artist in a self-portrait became an example for his own interpretations.
Visit the exhibition is possible until December 11. The staff of the Pushkin Museum did everything to ensure a comfortable visit to the exposition by those wishing to see Raphael’s masterpieces. Even the sale of tickets online is organized. However, on the opening day, the first visitors to the exhibition gathered at the entrance to the Pushkin Museum long before the beginning of her work.
According to Eugenia Kiseleva, the head of the marketing department of the museum, for the first half of the exhibition, masterpieces of the Italian master were seen by 400 people. Visiting the exposition is organized by sessions, each of which will last 45 minutes. Buying tickets on the Internet, the exhibition can be held for 1, 5 hours.
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