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10 February 2020RAPHAEL: GENIUS OF THE RENAISSANCE IN ROME
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20 March 2017PEVSNER IN SUFFOLK: NIKOLAUS PEVSNER AND THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND
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19 May 2014The Drama behind the Taj Mahal: Mughal painting at its zenith and the life and times of the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan
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RAPHAEL: GENIUS OF THE RENAISSANCE IN ROME Jo Walton Monday 10 February 2020

Raphael died in Rome on Good Friday, 1520, aged only 37. The Pope, his most prestigious patron, was devastated and earth tremors were felt around the city. He was buried in the Pantheon - a fitting tribute to an artist who rivalled the greatness of the Ancients. He was also charming, handsome and polite, which couldn’t be said for all Renaissance polymaths. This lecture looks at his short but astonishing career as painter, architect, administrator and superb draughtsman, and considers his lasting influence on subsequent artists.