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London's National Gallery extends Titian and delays Raphael blockbusters amid Covid-19 crisis

The museum is expected to reopen in July or August

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Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

Plus, the renaissance of mail art. Produced in association with Christie's

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Major Raphael show in Rome returns for three-month run

Securing the loan extensions was “really easy” says director of the Scuderie del Quirinale

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Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdown

Delicate negotiations with lenders are under way to postpone major European shows of Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi and Christo

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Take a virtual tour of once-in-a-lifetime Raphael show in Rome that closed after four days due to coronavirus

Video is part of Italy's "Culture never stops!" initiative providing online access to cultural and heritage sites

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Letter from Italy: the churches—open, but without services—are the only place to see art

The Art Newspaper's founder-editor Anna Somers Cocks on the impact of Covid-19 on Turin, where she is in lockdown

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Coronavirus in Italy: Ai Weiwei criticised for 'insensitive' pasta meme and Raphael blockbuster closes

An emergency decree means that all museums in the country are on lock down until 3 April

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Largest ever number of Raphaels gathered for ‘mega-exhibition’ in Rome

Survey at the Scuderie del Quirinale is jointly organised by the Uffizi in Florence and will focus on the Renaissance master's crucial Roman period

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Uffizi scientific committee resigns in dispute over Raphael loan

The committee had advised against moving Raphael’s portrait of Pope Leo X; the museum loaned it to Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale regardless

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For this week only: unrepeatable chance to see Raphael’s tapestries with Michelangelo’s ceiling

The Vatican Museums celebrate Raphael’s 500th anniversary by hanging his tapestries in the Sistine Chapel for which they were created

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The story of how a Renaissance papal librarian took up residence in New England is uncovered in this book

The authors explain who Tommaso Inghirami was and how the first painting by Raphael came to the US

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Art market

'Close to Raphael' Madonna sells for €1.27m at Vienna’s Dorotheum

A leading Italian art historian attributed it to Raphael and associates before the sale

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Is this a Raphael? Madonna and Child painting to be auctioned at Dorotheum in Vienna

The work, previously unknown to scholars, was until now in a private ducal collection

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Raphael revelry: National Gallery secures exceptional loans for 500th anniversary of artist's death

London exhibition in 2020 includes around 30 paintings, 20 of which will come from international museums

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After Leonardo, the spotlight is on Raphael for the 500th anniversary of his death next year

There will be a rash of shows on the Renaissance master, the largest will be in Rome

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Restored Raphael cartoon gets new display at Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The full-scale preparatory drawing for the Vatican’s School of Athens fresco is going back on view after a four-year restoration

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‘Everything refers to everything else’: Vienna exhibitions reveal impact of other artists on Raphael and Rubens

Concurrent surveys in Austrian capital also show how travel inspired the Old Masters

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A long history of scholarship drives survey of Raphael’s drawings currently exhibited at the Ashmolean

Debate over attribution has marked modern scholarship on this great master, bringing nuance to the Oxford show

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Vatican begins final work on Raphael rooms

The work may make it possible to identify which parts of the frescoes were painted by Giulio Romano, Raphael’s most trusted apprentice

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‘Lost Raphael’ surfaces in Spain

The University of Granada says it has found an authentic copy of Raphael’s Madonna of Foligno

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Städel shows off its ‘new’ portrait by Raphael

The painting came up for sale at auction in 2007 in Vienna, where it was catalogued as being by an “imitator” of Raphael

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Colour restored to Vatican’s Raphaels

After more than a decade, restoration of the monumental fresco cycle has finally been completed

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Old Masters auctions: Raphael stars in mixed London sales

Raphael’s Head of a Young Apostle was the centre of attention during London’s Old Master week last month

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Raphael’s prep work on show at the Städel Museum

11 of the museum's works will be exhibited alongside 40 others loaned from around the world

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Books: Raphael—all things to all ages

Three new monographs show the artist is still the equal of Leonardo and Michelangelo, if not so popular

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Raphaels discovered in Haarlem Teylers Museum

The head curator recently reattributed the works to the artist

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Prodigious, prolific, phenomenal: Raphael’s last 17 years in Rome on show at the Louvre

The Prado and the Louvre collaborate for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition

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Raphaels reunited for the Pope’s German visit

The Pope apparently insisted that the Vatican's Raphael’s Madonna di Foligno be displayed alongside Dresden’s own Raphael, painted in the same year

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Vatican lends Raphael’s finest tapestries

Papal blessing and private funder for Victoria and Albert Museum’s Sistine show

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The V&A and the RA compete to present a Vatican show timed to coincide with the first state visit to Britain of Pope Benedict XVI

V&A will reunite Raphael’s Sistine tapestries with their cartoons for first time in 500 years

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'The Gonzaga Tapestries: from Mantegna to Raphael and Giulio Romano' goes on show in Mantua

The surviving tapestries come together at the Museo Civico Palazzo del Tè from 14 March - 27 June

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Christie's

Top quality old masters under the hammer next month

Rembrandt, Domenichino, Raphael and Van Dyck all on offer, but how many will remain in the UK?

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National Gallery

The National Gallery discloses further information on Raphael's "Madonna of the pinks"

Still excluded from the material was correspondence we had requested relating to the final price of £22 million

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The National Gallery purchases Raphael’s Madonna of the pinks: What we know

The Raphael was bought by the National Gallery for £22 million in February 2004

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Complex negotiations for National Gallery's Raphael show

Fragility of panels has made museums reluctant to lend

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The National Gallery secures Raphael

The Getty Museum loses out on “Madonna of the pinks”

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The future of Raphael’s "Madonna of the pinks" still hangs in the balance

A lottery grant of £11.5 million may not be enough to keep the painting at the National Gallery

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National Gallery reaches out to the underprivileged in bid to save Raphael from export

“The Madonna of the pinks” may have been painted for a nun in Perugia

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Museums & Heritage

Britain may lose Omai (twice) and an exquisite Raphael

Tate and the National Gallery reverse longstanding softly, softly policy over purchases to try to retain masterpieces

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Raphael, Cellini and a Renaissance banker: The patronage of Bindo Altoviti at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Tracing the patron, rather than the artist

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National Gallery and Getty fight over Raphael

The California museum has bought the Duke of Northumberland’s “Madonna of the pinks” for $50 million

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Cleveland Museum of Art opens three new Old Masters exhibitions

This makes it the first US city host Raphael drawings from the Lille Palais des beaux-arts’ renowned collection

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From Raphael to Tiepolo: Three centuries of Italian masterpieces come together at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The decadent show includes works from the Budapest Museum of Dine Arts, and is open until 4 August

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Senatorial pulling power brings Raphaels to France

Despite curators’ protests, the French senate has pushed through a Raphael exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

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Ferrero International uses art to sell chocolate

Raphael candy ad schlock

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Books

Books: Unusual angles and changing perspectives of Renaissance Masters

Raphael gets assessed according to the theories of Rudolph Steiner and Vasari’s judgement of Andrea del Sarto is reversed

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Palazzo Pitti

Titian and Raphael portraits that launched 1,000 faces

Raphael’s “Donna Velata” and Titian’s “Young Englishman” have become two of the most influential paintings by Renaissance masters

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Raphael’s lines of influence at the Queen's Gallery

The Royal collection of drawings by Raphael and his circle to cross the Atlantic

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The National Gallery provides a grand overview of Lorenzo Lotto, the 16th century painter with a still undefined image

The exhibition contains some stunning examples of Lorenzo Lotto’s approach to portraiture, which is to show the private rather than the public individual

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Conservation & Preservation

Raphael’s use of shading revealed as the “Parnassus” restoration is almost completed

The Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican shows the master at his best

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Peanuts this ain’t: the V&A's Raphael Court to reopen

Refurbishment has cost £2 million

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Experts suggest Raphael's cartoons conceived as rivals to Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel

Detailed study of the V&A's Raphael cartoons suggests he painted them as independent works of art

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Painting captured in police sting is by Raphael, says leading expert

The owner's careless sales technique led the carabinieri right to his doorstep

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Museums

Edinburgh acquires Raphael drawing

It is now the National Gallery's second drawing by Raphael

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Japanese barter the restoration of Urbino’s walls in exchange for a Raphael exhibition

Florence's soprintendente has described the proposal as “blackmail”

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Raphael re-discovered in Northumberland Collection

Raphael’s “Madonna of the Pinks” has now been firmly reattributed after cleaning

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New exhibition on Cola dell’ Amatrice, a Raphaelesque shrinking violet

The exhibition at he Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Arringo is open until 15 October

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Marcos Collection shines in upcoming Christie's sale

Fresh information has confirmed the importance of the works which will be put on the block

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Marcos treasures arrive in New York for upcoming Christie's sale

The Philippines to auction the Collection to set up an agricultural reform programme