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Raphael's Gods - Classical Tales in the Prints of Marcantonio Raimondi and his School

from September 15 2012 until January 13 2013

Marcantonio Raimondi, Two Fauns Carrying a Child in a Basket, circa 1513 - 1515, photo: Studio Buitenhof, The Hague Marcantonio Raimondi, Mars, Venus and Cupid, 1508, photo: Studio Buitenhof, The Hague

Various presentations are held in the print gallery of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from time to time. This autumn, the museum will be accommodating a selection of works by sixteenth Century engraver Marcantonio Raimondi and his school.

Mythological prints

The Italian Renaissance sparked new interest in Classical mythology and history. The stories of Greek and Roman gods and heroes, like those told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, were popular with painters and sculptors. The most famous mythological compositions were painted by Raphael and his pupils in Rome in the early 16th century.

Marcantonio Raimondi and his followers

From 1510 onwards, Raphael worked closely with the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi, who made prints from his designs with great skill. Raimondi’s innovative engraving style was the ideal technique for reproducing drawings and paintings and was the model for various pupils and followers. The exhibition in the print gallery shows engravings by Raimondi and his followers, like Giorgio Ghisi and Marco Dente. On display are also works by engravers such as Agostino Veneziano and "the Master of the Die", who put designs by artists like Baccio Bandinelli and Michiel Coxie into print.