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Raphael and his Rivals in Rome Siân Walters Monday 08 April 2019


Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow, Chelmsford CM3 4TA

 10.00am - 2.30pm 

Cost £35 per person including coffee & biscuits and lunch 

Booking form can be downloaded here

Session 1: Raphael is often referred to as one of the three giants of the High Renaissance in Italy alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, yet his career was short-lived since he died tragically young, aged just 37. Nevertheless in this relatively short space of time he progressed from a series of modest initial commissions in and around his home town of Urbino to the covetous position of one of the leading artists at the court of Pope Julius II.  The Pope was without doubt the most important patron of the arts in Italy and commissioned some of the most sublime and influential works of the early 16th century from this young and gifted painter.

Session 2: Michelangelo - We study the work of Michelangelo in Rome and his rivalry with contemporary artists.

Session 3: Sebastiano del Piombo - He trained under Bellini and Giorgione in Venice but moved to Rome in 1511. There was friendship and artistic collaboration between Sebastiano and Michelangelo who provided him with drawings and ideas for two great altarpieces in Viterbo and the cathedral of Narbonne, where Sebastiano was pitted in direct competition against Michelangelo's rival Raphael.