The “Uffizi Diffusi” project, conceived by Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Galleries, promotes the circulating of works from the Uffizi to other places in the Region of Tuscany.

The Pescia exhibition comes within this project, and with the exhibiting of the Madonna of the Baldacchino, the majestic altarpiece painted by Raphael, it aims at bringing to the attention of visitors the reconstruction of the history and the artistic events connected with the birth and fruition of the work. 

Thus in addition to the absolute value of the work that will be displayed, the exhibition takes on importance for the promotion and enhancement of the region and its cultural connections, because the large altarpiece painted by Raphael will return to the town and the site where it was kept until end of the 17th century.

The exhibiting of the work inside the Pescia cathedral will allow a comparison between Raphael’s original altarpiece and the copy made on commission in the 1600s by the painter Pier Dandini when the original work was moved to Florence.

These brief notes help to understood how not just a work of exceptional importance is put on display, but also the history of an entire area, in one of its greatest periods for the flourishing of the arts.

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Raphael, Madonna of the Baldacchino

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