Raphael and the Poesia del Volto "Poetry of the Face" is an exhibition (12/09 - 11/12) inspired by the great artist of the Italian Renaissance to be hosted in Moscow in the very important Pushkin museum
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow.
The Raphael's exhibition in Pushkin Museum will show important art works of great artist of the Renaissance, most of these masterpieces come from the most important museums in Florence, like the Uffizi Gallery and the Palatina Gallery from Pitti Palace.One of the most famous works like the self-portrait by Raphael, a masterpiece considered a symbol that represents the unmatched artistic skills. This is the first and best representation of what Italy with its artists has been able to express - talent that the world continues to adore after centuries.
Other important works by Raphael from Florence will be provided to the Pushkin museum in Moscow on the occasion of this important event, such as the Madonna of the Grand Duke, the portraits of Agnolo Doni and Maddalena Strozzi.
The exhibition at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow dedicated to Raphael is definitely one of the most significant artistic events that Italy has ever produced in Russia. The exhibition was created thanks to the fame of the great Italian artist who is known and has been appreciated by prominent Russian writers as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.
The event takes place during the fruitful collaboration that Italy has started with Russia in the arts and despite the adverse opinions of some, fear of damage to the masterpieces, while they will be loaned to Moscow for the period of the exhibition dedicated to Raphael.
Such event surely will benefit the entire artistic heritage of our country. Exhibitions of that kind are priceless commercials broadcasting the image of Italian beauty in Russia, one of the most attractive markets from the point of high-end tourism view.