Raphael, Self-portrait, 1506

Raphael's masterpieces

Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael (1483-1520) completes the great triumvirate of the Renaissance. His drawings made him one of the great draftsmen in art history. On display in the exhibition are 150 works - from initial sketches of ideas via detailed and compositional studies through to paintings. They are intended to explain Raphael's thinking and conceptional approach. The inventory owned by the Albertina is supplemented with loan items from world-famous museums, including the Uffizi, the Louvre, the Vatican Museums and the Royal Collection of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Raphael was a universal genius of the High Renaissance: He was a painter and architect in Florence and Rome (including as site manager on St. Peter's Basilica) and worked on behalf of popes and princes. His works express a constant search for the balance between the imitation of nature and the ideal image. The exhibition highlights all periods of Raphael's creative work: from the early Umbrian period (to 1504) via the years in Florence (ca. 1504-1508) to the Roman period (ca. 1508-1520).


29 September 2017 - 7 January 2018


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2,40€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 260 cm wide and 270 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

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