Exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle illustrates the unique impact of Renaissance artist Raphael

Exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle illustrates the unique impact of Renaissance artist Raphael

The Hamburger Kunsthalle illustrates the unique impact of the outstanding Renaissance artist Raphael (1483–1520) with a showing of around 200 prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and books from its own collection. Raphael was the superstar of his day, going from strength to strength during his brief lifetime as popes and other dignitaries entrusted him with the most prestigious commissions. With his paintings and frescoes, this fascinating master set new standards for European art that would endure for centuries. It would be hard to find another artist who achieved such a far-reaching impact through such reproductions and enjoyed such saint-like veneration, as witnessed by his appellation “il Divino” (the Divine One). This enormous influence is demonstrated above all by numerous works that emulate
The Hamburger Kunsthalle illustrates the unique impact of the outstanding Renaissance artist Raphael (1483–1520) with a showing of around 200 prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and books from its own collection. Raphael was the superstar of his day, going from strength to strength during his brief lifetime as popes and other dignitaries entrusted him with the most prestigious commissions. With his paintings and frescoes, this fascinating master set new standards for European art that would endure for centuries. It would be hard to find another artist who achieved such a far-reaching impact through such reproductions and enjoyed such saint-like veneration, as witnessed by his appellation “il Divino” (the Divine One). This enormous influence is demonstrated above all by numerous works that emulate