Video: Waldemar Januszczak on Raphael

'I've always wondered what the greatest room in art would look like when it was complete', said Waldemar Januszczak in July 2010 when he visited a rare hanging of Raphael's tapestries in the Sistine Chapel. The event was staged as a prelude to the historic V&A exhibition in 2010 which brought together four of the tapestries and the magnificent cartoons used to make them for the first time in 495 years. In this short film, Januszczak urges the public not to miss out on the London show.

Event - Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion

Sat 13 September 2014–Fri 24 October 2014

DISPLAY: Fascinated by the themes of movement and the perception of space, multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have devised an immersive, kinetic sculpture in conjunction with BMW that distorts the viewer’s sense of perspective as they view the Raphael cartoons on display at the V&A, and the architecture of the room they are standing in.

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Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

In September 2010, the V&A will show four of the ten tapestries Raphael designed for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. These remarkable works ar…

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