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Over 50 renaissance masters on show in Warsaw for temporary exhibition

Warsaw’s National Museum this week opened its exhibition of more than 50 works by Italian renaissance painters.

Venus of Urbino, 1538, by Titian (ca 1490-1576), oil on canvas
Venus of Urbino, 1538, by Titian (ca 1490-1576), oil on canvas Image by Getty Images

The exhibition, which will be going on all until 28 August, will see works by the likes of Raphael, Titian, and Moretto go on display, provided by Polish and Italian collections.

Many of the paintings come from the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia. Most of the paintings are representative of the group of artists known as the masters of the Northern Italian Renaissance, with the exception of Raphael.

The exhibition invites the viewers to compare the work of the Northern painters with those of the Raphael, one of the Big Three alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.