The Sistine Chapel in all it's glory! A quiet moment, away from the crowds:
Key Rome Cultural Associates and Marc Manser present - A Key Rome Special News Feature
For more information on the show and on touring with us please visit: WWW.KEYROME.COM ____________________________________________________________
V&A Exhibition Announcement:
To commemorate the historic Visit of HH Pope Benedict XVI to England and Scotland in September, the Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums will hold a unique exhibition titled:
RAPHAEL: CARTOONS AND TAPESTRIES FOR THE SISTINE CHAPEL (8 September - 17 October 2010)
The V&A announces that four of the ten tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City will go on show in September 2010. These are the original tapestries from the only series designed by Raphael of which examples survive, and are comparable with Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling as masterpieces of High Renaissance art. The tapestries will be displayed alongside the full-size designs for them -- the famous Raphael Cartoons, which have been on display in the V&A since 1865. This will be the first time that the designs and tapestries have been displayed together -- something Raphael himself never witnessed. The tapestries have not been shown before in the UK.