In the Tretyakov gallery in Lavrushinsky lane on November 25, will open the exhibition “Roma Aeterna. Masterpieces of the Vatican picture gallery” where you will see works by Raphael and Caravaggio.

“This is a unique situation, when the Vatican Museums provide 40 works at the exhibition in the Tretyakov gallery despite the fact that Russian curators played a very active role in the formation of the concept of this exhibition”, – said in comments to TASS the Director of the Museum Zelfira Tregulova. According to her, informed the Vatican Museums never were given work of such level and in such quantity.

“Each piece is presented in the exhibition are exceptional. Never before has the Vatican Museums, are included in the top ten of the world’s largest gatherings, are not exported beyond their own borders at the same time such a large number of outstanding works from the permanent exhibition, so the exhibition will become an event not only for Russia and Europe, but for the whole world”, – said in a statement on the website of the Tretyakov gallery.

The Museum shows masterpieces of XII-XVIII centuries, including works by Giovanni Bellini, melozzo da Forli, Perugino, Raphael, Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Guercino, Nicolas Poussin. The exhibition will be open until February 19. And in 2017, the Vatican will host a return exhibition, a significant part of which consists of works of Russian painting from the Gospels.

Reportedly, the project was threatened due to lack of funding. Realize it helped Fund Alisher Usmanov “the Art, science and sport,” which previously participated in the organization of impressions of Turner and the pre-Raphaelites at the Pushkin Museum to them. Pushkin.

The Tretyakov gallery will bring masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio from the collection of the Vatican 25.10.2016

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