500 Years of Raphael
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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Last year marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, painter, architect, and indisputable genius of the High Renaissance. It was said that Raphael’s brushwork could give flesh and life to anything from complex theology to a flirtatious baker’s daughter. Born in the remote mountain town of Urbino, Raphael rose to the rank of confidant to the Renaissance’s most powerful popes, Julius II and Leo X, who entrusted him with providing the paintings, architecture, and archaeology to reconcile Catholic Rome with its pagan past. Join art historian and advisor Alard von Rohr-Demmin as he traces the story of this ‘angel who fell from heaven.’ von Rohr-Demmin will explore and discuss Raphael’s short but beautiful life, extraordinary genius and influence on artists of the 20th and 21st centuries including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Bill Viola.
This online program is presented by The National Arts Club, in partnership with the Louvre, and the American Friends of the Louvre.Buy tickets/get more info now