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Know Before You Go: Raphael

11 May, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm


Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal. A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet, Raphael captured in his art the human and the divine, love and friendship, learning and power. In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raphael shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since. The National Gallery exhibition, one of the first ever to explore Raphael’s complete career, looks at his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints.

With loans from the Hermitage, the Louvre, National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Prado Museum, Uffizi Museum, Vatican Museum, and the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, this is an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity, and ingenuity. The exhibit runs until 31st July so you will have time to visit, after hearing our lecture.

We are very lucky to have Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe to lead us through our lecture.  

Doors open at 9:30am (coffee/tea available) and we will also have a break at the midway point. We aim to finish at 12:15pm.

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