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Exhibition February 2 − May 15

Raphael and His Students: Renaissance Paintings

British Museum invites you to visit the exhibition "Raphael and His Pupils: Renaissance Drawings".

The exhibition includes 29 works by Raphael and his pupils, including Perino del Vaga, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Giulio Romano and Giovanni Francesco Penni.

In his relatively short life Raphael went from being the provincial unknown son of a court painter in Urbino in central Italy to being recognized as a leading painter, architect and all-round artistic designer at the papal court in Rome. The most important factor in Raphael's success was his brilliance in drawing, which facilitated his quick analysis and assimilation of the work of his contemporaries, most notably Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Michelangelo (1475-1564). This dexterity allowed him to explore his ideas and then direct them to his school for implementation in a variety of media.

Prepared according to the materials of the website British Museum, London.