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THE GENIUS OF RAPHAEL James Lindow Monday 09 March 2020

This lecture charts the meteoric rise to prominence of Raphael (1483–1520). It analyses his early work in the Perugino workshop; his sojourn to Florence in 1504 and his key commission for the Papacy who summoned the artist to Rome in 1508 so cementing the fame of this phenomenal talent. 1500 marks the start of the High Renaissance and the emergence of Raphael as a great Master.

 James Lindow was the first Renaissance PhD from the Royal College of Art and the V&A. He has convened and presented at international conferences; lectures widely in the UK and overseas and is currently a fine art underwriter in the City. He has written articles on diverse aspects of the Renaissance, and his book entitled The Renaissance Palace in Florence: Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth Century Italy was published to widespread critical acclaim.

Picture: Raffaello Sanzio self portrait/Public domain