Raphael's Roman Period
From 14 October 2012 to 14 January 2013
The end of an era
Towards the end of his life, Italian Renaissance master Raphael spent his time in Rome, where he produced his most mature works. In an exhibit at the Louvre, titled 'Late Raphael,' the works dating from this period will be on full display. The exhibit has been organized by the Louvre in collaboration with the Prado, a Madrid-based museum known for its grand collection of European art. Together, these two institutions are presenting paintings, altarpieces, portraits and drawings created by Raphael. These pieces represent the artist's creativity and prolificness, which enabled him to produce an impressively large body of work despite dying at the age of 37. Even during his time, the talent of Raphael was widely acknowledged. He received many commissions for his work and therefore had to work with many disciples who helped him in the conception of his masterpieces. The work of Raphael's disciples is also presented by the Louvre's exhibition in an effort to demonstrate the large influence of the artist on the art world of his time.