Lectures are in the Play House: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.

Thursday 19 March 2020

By Sian Walters

Raphael: A Master in the Making

Raphael is often referred to as one of the three giants of the High Renaissance in Italy alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci despite dying tragically young at 37. This lecture explores how Raphael achieved an extraordinary rise in status from a modest artist who took initial commissions in his home town of Urbino to one of the leading artists at the court of Pope Julius 11. 2020 is an important year as it marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death which will be commemorated by a number of important exhibitions and events worldwide.



Sian Walters

Sian Walters is an art historian and lecturer for The National Gallery and The Wallace Collection as well as many other societies in the UK and Europe. She runs her own company which organises regular lectures, study days and art holidays abroad. Her specialist areas are 15th and 16th century Italian Art, Spanish Art and Architecture and the relationship between Dance and Art. She has lived in France and Italy where she worked for various organisations including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.