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Exhibition of Italian artist Raphael’s masterpieces in capital

Update: June, 01/2017 - 16:52
Painting The School of Athen by Raphael.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — As many as 35 digitised reproductions of Italian Renaissance artist Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, will be displayed in Hà Nội, to celebrate Italy’s Republic Day.

The digitised works of art, which are the same size as the artist’s original paintings, have already been exhibited at several museums in Europe.

This is the first time the exhibition is held in Việt Nam, and organisers hope to draw the attention of the public, particularly young people, to Italian art and culture. The exhibition will be held at the Việt Nam Museum of Ethnology in Cầu Giấy District’s Nguyễn Văn Huyên Street. It begins on Friday (June 2), and will go on for one month.

At the opening ceremony on Friday, artists from the Volterra Chess Flags Association will perform.

The works of Raphael (1483-1520), known as the architect of the High Renaissance, are admired for clarity of form, ease of composition, and as a visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.

Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael forms the trinity of the great masters of that period. — VNS

 

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