A single platform to admire 145 works housed in the most important museums around the world
2020 is the year of the Renaissance master, Raffaello Sanzio, commonly known as Raphael, as it marks the 500th anniversary of his death. Born in Urbino in 1483, he died when he was only 37, on April 6th, 1520, in Rome, where he spent the last decade of his life.
He painted his first masterpiece when he was only 15 years old and today his works are housed in the most important museums around the globe. Art lovers, however, have the opportunity to admire his paintings and frescos without the need to travel to 11 different countries. Musement, the online platform for activities, tours, and museums, created a Raphael Virtual Museum that brings together 145 masterpieces currently housed in 30 different cities.
On the platform, it is possible to rediscover the artwork of famed painter and architect browsing by country and then selecting museums or individual paintings that catch your eye. It is easy to find all his most famous pieces and some lesser-known gems.
From serene Madonnas to powerful biblical scenes, it is possible to choose one’s favorite Raphael.
Famous masterpieces, such as the ‘Stanza della Segnatura’ and the ‘Sposalizio della Vergine’, and lesser-known artistic gems lead the viewer from the Vatican Museums to the Uffizi Gallery. From Villa Borghese to the Prado. From the National Gallery to the Hermitage Museum. All on a unique and personalized itinerary that viewers create following their eyes and their hearts.
Unsurprisingly, Italy is present with the largest number of works, 40 out of 145 paintings. In the Italian section, it is possible to enjoy Raphael’s works housed in 18 different museums, including the Uffizi Gallery, Palatine Gallery, and the Borghese Gallery. The second country is Vatican City with 30 works, 24 of which are in the Vatican Museums. The third is France. There we can see the 14 works at the Louvre Museum and other 4 in smaller museums. The other countries where Raphael takes his admirers are England, the US, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Austria, Russia, Hungary, and Brazil.
Ilona Catani Scarlett