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Benefice Newsletter 24th September 2021

RAPHAEL REVEALED  @ Regal Theatre, Minehead

The Regal Theatre is delighted to announce it is now bringing international art exhibitions to Minehead, beginning with Raphael Revealed, on Tuesday 12th October at 7.30 pm.

Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome, with Exhibition on Screen (EOS) granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show.

With over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings – more than a hundred brought together for the first time – and loans from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more, the exhibition and this film provide an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael Sanzio da Urbino’s skill, creativity and ingenuity.

Award-winning director Phil Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance and shows why he is considered one of the all-time greats.  The film covers Raphael’s life in Rome, including unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited.

More than just a painter, Raphael was one of the most extraordinary artists of the Renaissance but is often misunderstood or mythologized. This extraordinary exhibition allows Raphael, for the first time, to be truly revealed.

‘‘… the most influential of European artists and his works still speak to us today…” FT Weekend

Tickets costing £10 and may be purchased online at www.regaltheatre.co.uk or from the Regal Box Office – opening hours are 9.30am to 12.00pm Monday to Saturday or by telephone only (01643 706430) from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.  Runtime 93 minutes.

Other forthcoming EOS exhibitions to be screened at the Regal Theatre Minehead include The Danish Collector: Delacroix To Gauguin on Tuesday 30th   November 2021 and Pissaro: Father Of Impressionism, Tuesday 24th May 2022.

For more information contact Monica Hartwell 01643 703921 or monica.hartwell1@btinternet.com

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