(CANCELLED) Raphael Transfigured: Three Lectures on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Great Artist's Death
- EVT 629
- May 20
- 5:30—7:00 pm
- Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
No Registration Required
Raphael died on April 6, 1520, and the whole of Europe mourned the loss of the painter then widely considered God’s gift to humankind. No other painter—as we read in the letters that flooded Rome after the news broke—was as divine, as inspired, and as graceful as Raphael. The funeral cost as much as a Renaissance palace, and he was buried in the Pantheon, the temple of all gods, an honor no other mortal has ever been granted. Still today, 1520 marks a point of no return in art-historical narratives, the passage from the extraordinary inventions of the High Renaissance to the precious repetition of forms that goes under the name of Mannerism. Raphael’s death turned off the artistic lights of Rome; his pupils fled the papal city to work in other European courts. The geography of art has never been the same.
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of this artistic earthquake, the Department of Art and Art History has organized Raphael Transfigured: Three Lectures on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Great Artist's Death. The painter Enrique Martínez Celaya and the writers Rachel Cusk and Colm Tóibín will share what Raphael has meant for them and reflect on the legacy of his work for contemporary culture at large.
CANCELLED: ENRIQUE MARTINEZ CELAYA on “The Doom of the Arts”
Monday, April 6, 5:30 pm
CANCELLED: RACHEL CUSK on “The Impersonator: The Captive Ego of Raphael”
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 pm
CANCELLED: COLM TÓIBÍN on “The Dynamic Gaze”
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 pm
This program is sponsored by Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History. For questions, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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