Poor Raphael. Hailed as a rival of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance, he died in Rome in 1520 at age 37 at the height of his artistic power and fame. Scholars believe Raphael succumbed after suffering from a fever and bloodletting, a misguided medical treatment that probably weakened him fatally.  Then of all things,...

In 1508 Pope Julius II summoned to Rome a prodigious, but untested young artist from the town of Urbino to fresco the inside of what was intended to be his library. His name was Raffaelo Santi or Raffaelo Sanzio, but we know him as Raphael. Over the better part of the next ten years he (and his workshop) dedicated himself to a series of frescoes in...

With a year’s delay due to the pandemic, the Domus Aurea, emperor Nero’s opulent residence in the heart of ancient Rome, reopens with an exceptional immersive exhibition dedicated to the rediscovery of ancient painting and to Raphael, who helped uncover it, on the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist’s death, which fell on 2020. Titled “Raph...

When: Friday, December 11th at noon (CT) Where: Organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, in collaboration with the Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library During his all-too-brief career, Raphael of Urbino (1483-1520) frequently benefited from the patronage of women and painted works intended for female viewers ranging fro...

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raphael, the IIC of Los Angeles in collaboration with the IIC in San Francisco and the San Diego Italian Film Festival present RAPHAEL: THE LORD OF THE ARTS (Raffaello Il principe delle arti | Italy 2017, 91') In English, December 4 - 6, 2020. Online Streaming Free ticket - Limited sp...

This lecture will provide an opportunity to celebrate Raphael in 2020, the 500th anniversary of his death. We’ll talk about Renaissance food, starting with a virtual tour of “Casa Raffaello” in Urbino, exploring the kitchen and common spaces. We will also discuss the historic food of today’s Marche region, focusing especially on a renowned cheese t...

What: #RAFFAELLO500 | Raphael in the Vatican: A special year for the Vatican Museums - When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 11:00 PST Zoom Webinar with BARBARA JATTA, Director of the Vatican Museums On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio’s death, while we wait for cultural institutions to overcome these difficult times, the netw...

October 20th • 7:00-9:00pm - Raphael Santi/Sanzio – Celebrating His Art 500 Years After His Death. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, all three known by their first names, are considered the greatest masters of Italian High Renaissance. Raphael created his own recognizable style -serene celestial beauty of religious paintings – but learned from,...

To pay homage to Raphael on the 500th anniversary of his death, here’s a walking itinerary in the center of Rome to visit the places that contain his works or that were designed by the artist himself. This itinerary features well-known and lesser-knowns palaces and museums, so it’s a great chance to see Rome in an original way.  One day in 1508, Po...

Rome's blockbuster dedicated to Raphael on the 500th anniversary of his death has been met with such demand from the public that organisers have taken the unprecedented decision to open the exhibition around the clock. The sell-out show, which had the misfortune to open just days before Italy shut all museums and went into lockdown due to the covid...