Raphael, Dürer and Grünewald paint the Madonna at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden

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DRESDEN.- An exhibition by the Vatican Museums and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 6 September 2011 – 8 January 2012 Venue: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, am Zwinger, Theaterplatz 1, Dresden Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, closed on Mondays Just under 500 years ago Raphael, the most celebrated painter of the Renaissance, painted the “Sistine Madonna” and the “Madonna di Foligno”. These two masterpieces must be regarded as counterparts, or even ‘twins’, and it is quite probable that they stood together in Raphael’s workshop. They are now to be reunited in a special exhibition: “Himmlischer Glanz. Raffael, Dürer und Grünewald malen die Madonna” (Heavenly Splendour. Raphael, Dürer and Grünewald paint the Madonna) (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, 6. 9. 2011 – 8. 1. 2012). As an absolutely exceptional measure, Raphael’s