From The Federalist: Raphael in Washington

My latest for The Federalist is out this morning, reviewing the small but well-curated exhibition, “Raphael and His Circle”, which opened recently at the National Gallery of Art here in Washington. The drawings and prints by the Master and his associates are appealing in themselves, but they also give us a chance to look at why Raphael’s legacy still matters today, even among those who reject his pursuit of perfection. Given the closure of the major Raphael retrospective in Rome until further notice, due to the coronavirus epidemic in Italy, this could end up being one of the few commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death that the public may get to visit this year, adding an increased level of importance to the show.

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