This strange and distressing year 2020 marks the anniversary of the death, 500 year ago of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.
One of the greatest painters of the Renaissance, in his short life (1483-1520) he produced some of the most extraordinary masterpieces of the time, and of all times.
A grand show, unfortunately disrupted by the pandemic but now ongoing until August 30th in Rome at the Scuderie del Quirinale, celebrates his life and work with many masterpieces, see below the video of the exhibition:
Also the Uffizi museum in Florence celebrated the anniversary with some virtual tours about his life and work
and specific artworks like the Madonna of the Goldfinch