Raffael, »Madonna mit Kind und Buch«, um 1503, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Raphael and the Madonna

Having already paid tribute to the Renaissance master Raphael by holding two exhibitions marking the 500th anniversary of his death this year, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is now drawing special attention to a central aspect of his work with the exhibition “Raphael and the Madonna”.

  • DATES 27/11/2020—11/04/2021
  • Opening Hours daily 10—17 , Monday closed
    Friday 17—20   (Blaue Stunde)

[Translate to English:] Begegnungen: Raffaels Madonna mit Kind und Buch aus Pasadena

Raphael’s early masterpiece “Madonna and Child with Book” from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, enables visitors to appreciate Raphael’s early mastery and places him in the context of his contemporaries.

© Norton Simon Art Foundation
Raphael, »Madonna and Child with Book«, c. 1503, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

[Translate to English:] Raffael und die Madonna

At the same time, the exhibition explores the original location and theological content of the famed “Sistine Madonna” by juxtaposing the painting with an intimated choir screen. The gaze of the infant Christ and his mother is clearly focused on the crucifix on the choir screen, as was originally the case in the monastery church of San Sisto in Piacenza. This vivid form of presentation tangibly conveys to visitors the rich context of meaning inherent in Raphael’s painting.

[Translate to English:] Publikation

Publication accompanying the special exhibition

Raphael and the Madonna

Editor: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja; 144 pages, 84 colour illustrations, 20 × 25.2 cm, hardcover; Date of publication 11/2020; ISBN: 978-3-7774-3618-0; 29,95 £

Raffael, »Madonna mit Kind und Buch«, um 1503, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
© Norton Simon Art Foundation
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