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Feb 26 - Feb 26 2024

In Focus: Raphael

Host: The National Gallery Date: February 26th
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, or Raphael, is often referred to as one of the three giants of the Italian High Renaissance, alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo.
His talents were wide-ranging – we know him best today as a painter and draughtsman, but he also made designs for tapestries, sculptures and mosaics and worked as an architect and archaeologist. Raphael was known for being a warm and relatable man who cared deeply about humanity. The sense of love and empathy in his art is partly why it feels so relevant today.
Raphael’s career was tragically cut short by his untimely death at the age of 37. Nevertheless, during his relatively short life, he progressed from a series of modest commissions in and around his hometown of Urbino, to the coveted position of one of the leading artists at the court of Pope Julius II.
We will explore how he achieved this extraordinary rise in status, tracing the development of early works made under the influence of Perugino and Pintoricchio, to encounters with Michelangelo and Leonardo in Florence, culminating in masterpieces of painting and drawing created in Rome.
Our survey of Raphael’s career will look at different aspects of his work, from architecture to portraiture, and examine how written and visual portrayals of the artist, from his own lifetime and beyond, have influenced his legacy and scholarly reception.
Date
  • Feb 26 - Feb 26 2024

Location

26

February

in focus: raphael

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