RAPHAEL PAINTER OF PERFECTION -500th Anniversary of his death

Raphael was one of the greatest and most influential of all painters, who remains a byword for classical perfection. This lecture surveys his life and work, from his origins in Urbino, early years in Florence, meteoric rise at the papal court in Rome, to his sudden death aged only 37. We look at masterpieces such as Vatican Stanza, Sistine Madonna and the Transfiguration - charting his artistic evolution and explaining his importance in the history of art.

Dr Paula Nuttall is Director of V&A Medieval & Renaissance Year course and former lecturer at the British Institute of Florence. She also lectures for the Courtauld institute, Christie’s Education, the Art Fund and the National Gallery.