In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the death of Urbino-born artist, Raphael, this lecture will explore the art of the short-lived genius whose work represented a watershed moment in the history of painting’s stylistic development. Regarded as one of the great trio of Renaissance artists alongside Leonardo and Michelangelo, Raphael transformed himself and the art world over a short period. We will follow him through the astonishing changes and developments of his style as he moved from Perugia to Florence and then to Rome, where he died on Good Friday, 6 April, 1520. In the 20 years of his painting life, Raphael succeeded in infusing his paintings with beauty and luminosity, making them a joy to behold.
A later start time has been organised to facilitate off-peak transit. Please arrive from 10:45am. Coffee/tea will not be served before the lecture, to comply with the venue’s social distance policy, but will be offered during the break. We aim to finish at 1:00pm.