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Raphael: Universal artist

Livestream option

Speakers from across the world present fresh insight into Raphael's career and artistic achievements
Date
Friday, 24 June 2022 - Saturday, 25 June 2022
Available online only

About

This international conference, held onsite at the National Gallery and livestreamed online, will explore themes from The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael

Speakers from the USA, Europe and the UK will examine Raphael’s achievements in painting, drawing and printmaking and offer new perspectives on his career, from his early years in Urbino to the heights of his artistic fame in Rome. 

View the conference programme [PDF]

Image: Detail from Raphael, 'Self-Portrait with Giulio Romano', 1519-20 © Louvre, Paris Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

Abstract

Presenting fresh insight into the career and artistic achievements of Raphael, this major two-day conference will explore just how he acquired the epithet of ‘universal artist’, as the art historian Giorgio Vasari described him. Showcasing cutting-edge research from both leading scholars and curators, the conference will explore Raphael’s multifaceted work across tapestry, fresco, painting and architecture, as well as bringing to light the latest interpretation of archival documentation and recent restoration projects.

Speakers

The conference will be introduced by Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, and hosted by the exhibition curators Dr Matthias Wivel (National Gallery), Professor Tom Henry (University of Kent) and Professor David Ekserdjian (University of Leicester).

Speakers include:

  • Angelamaria Aceto, Ashmolean Museum
  • Luca Baroni, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • Donal Cooper, University of Cambridge
  • Guido Cornini, Vatican Museums
  • Ana Debenedetti, Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse
  • Kostas Gravanis, University of Kent
  • Christian Kleinbub, Ohio State University and the New Foundation for Art History
  • Claudia La Malfa, Loyola University Chicago, Rome
  • Stefania Pasti, Independent
  • Pier Ludovico Puddu, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • Alexander Nagel, Institute of Fine Arts, New York
  • Alberto Maria Sartore, Archivio di Stato di Perugia
  • Paolo Violini, Vatican Museums
  • Linda Wolk Simon, Institute of Fine Arts, New York.

Featuring Keynote Lecture by Barbara Jatta, Director of Vatican Museum, and exhibition insights by Sir Nicholas Penny, former Director of the National Gallery from 2008-2015.

Conferences & seminars

Raphael: Universal artist

Livestream option

Speakers from across the world present fresh insight into Raphael's career and artistic achievements
Date
Friday, 24 June 2022 - Saturday, 25 June 2022
Available online only