Exhibition Catalogue

Raphael: The Drawings

Our brand new Raphael: The Drawings exhibition catalogue explores Raphael’s creativity in over a hundred and twenty drawings ranging across his career. Based on new research, the book argues for a fresh understanding of Raphael through a focus on the visual and material eloquence of his drawings.

This innovative approach emphasises the inherent value of each sheet as a singular graphic work, yet also views the drawings as artefacts of a rhetorically alert and sophisticated culture. The selection of works from international collection highlights the intensity and expressiveness of Raphael’s drawings, which reveal processes of thinking, experimenting, recalling from memory, and revising.

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