23 x 28 cm
Hrsg. Joachim Jacoby and Martin Sonnabend
260 pages, 171 colour illustrations. Hirmer, Munich, 2012.
Raphael’s influence on western art is unique. He is a defining artist of the modern age, together with Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Dürer. This book, published to coincide with an exhibition of a selection of his drawings at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, includes extensive documentation and outstanding reproductions.
Raphael (1483–1520) was one of the protagonists of the Italian Renaissance. His Vatican frescos and, above all, his paintings of the Virgin Mary defined entire epochs of European art history, not only as an inspiration but also as undisputed ideals. The collection of drawings by Raphael in the Städel Museum is unique in Germany. Together with exquisite loans from other museums that add to our insight into the artist’s ingenious and technically versatile oeuvre, they make up the Frankfurt exhibition. Cooperation with private collections such as those in The Queen’s Gallery, London and museums in Paris, Oxford, London, Florence and New York have enabled this sensational combination of world-class works.