Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus

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Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus

Visitors take photos of Raphael’s painting Virgin with Child and Infant St. John the Baptist, at a press preview of Raphael’s exhibition in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The paintings, drawings and sketches in the most ambitious assemblage ever of Raphael works in an exhibition, more than even the Renaissance superstar had in his workshop at one time, are collectively insured for 4 billion euros, against the likes of theft or vandalism. But no money can guarantee that Italy’s outbreak of coronavirus, the largest in Europe, won’t play havoc with the three-month run in Rome of the art world’s eagerly-awaited blockbuster.
A man wearing a mask attends a press preview of Raphael’s exhibition in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus

Visitors take photos of Raphael’s painting Virgin with Child and Infant St. John the Baptist, at a press preview of Raphael’s exhibition in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The paintings, drawings and sketches in the most ambitious assemblage ever of Raphael works in an exhibition, more than even the Renaissance superstar had in his workshop at one time, are collectively insured for 4 billion euros, against the likes of theft or vandalism. But no money can guarantee that Italy’s outbreak of coronavirus, the largest in Europe, won’t play havoc with the three-month run in Rome of the art world’s eagerly-awaited blockbuster.
A man wearing a mask attends a press preview of Raphael’s exhibition in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
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