Date(s) - 4 Nov, 2022 - 29 Jan, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
About the exhibition
Raffaello Sanzio (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) is the author of the ‘Masterpiece for Milan 2022’, an initiative now in its 14th year.
The Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini in Milan will host the Predella della Pala Oddi, an early masterpiece by one of the greatest exponents of the Italian Renaissance, from the collections of the Vatican Museums. The work, a tempera on panel (39×188 cm), is divided into three compartments depicting the Annunciation, the Adoration of the Magi and the Presentation in the Temple and was recently the subject of a restoration that recovered the colours in their original brilliance.
The predella, which is part of an altarpiece with a central painting depicting the Coronation of the Virgin, is divided into three compartments that highlight the two poles of Raphael’s training: on the one hand the refined artistic and cultural climate of the Montefeltros’ Urbino; on the other, the painting of Perugino, one of the most famous painters of the late 15th century who worked between Perugia and Florence. Add to this the genius of the young painter who was already projected towards fully Renaissance stylistic solutions with innovative and modern results.