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Discovering Raffaello

Discovering Raffaello

Umbria is going to celebrate in 2020 the fifth centenary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio, highlighting the works and places where the illustrious painter from Urbino worked and together all the cultural heritage of the region, since there is no area in the region exempt from the influence, direct or indirect, of Raffaello and his followers.

The events, elaborated by the Regional Organizing Committee, will have as fulcrum Città di Castello and Perugia, where there are still two original works by Raffaello.

In the Pinacoteca comunale di Città di Castello, where the Gonfalone della Santissima Trinità is located, from the 10th October 2020 until January 2021 will be held the exhibition Raffaello giovane a Città di Castello e il suo sguardo, in which will be highlighted some aspects of the artistic activity related to the early years of production of the young Raffaello and the echoes that his lesson left in the region.

From Città di Castello the focus of the exhibition continues to Perugia where, thanks to the project of conservative restoration and a renewed installation, the San Severo Chapel can be presented to the public in a new light. Again in Perugia at the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, from the 3th October 2020 to the 10th January 2021, will be organised the exhibition La fortuna della Pala Baglioni by Raffaello through its copies, in which the fortune of the work will be analysed and the analysis of its copies deepened.

At the same time, the numerous evidences of the painter's passage in the region will be enhanced. In connection with the great effort to safeguard the works saved from the rubble of the churches in Valnerina affected by the earthquake of 2016, the Visitabile Deposito di Santo Chiodo of Spoleto will also become part of the Raffaello route, thanks to the large altarpiece by Jacopo Siculo depicting the Assumption of Mary, recovered from the ruins of the church of San Francesco in Norcia and currently undergoing one of the restoration operations financed with the extraordinary funds of the "sisma" emergency.

The Raffaello places of Umbria will be promoted, in order to create cultural references and further ideas for further study. All visitors of Città di Castello and Perugia, of the Umbrian museums and of the heritage of the churches open to the public, will be provided with information tools on the works of Raffaello and of the painters connected to him, based on a web platform, implemented over time.

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