Raphael: 16th Century Italian Art and the Great Beauty

Explore the work of the great Raphael, who united Leonardo da Vinci’s naturalism with Michelangelo’s sense of colour, and inspired generations of Italian artists with his own inimitable beauty and grace.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Chapman, Hugo and Tom Henry. Raphael: From Urbino to Rome. National Gallery Press, 2004.
  • Freedberg, Sydney Joseph. Painting in Italy, 1500-1600. Yale University Press, 1993.
  • Hall, Marcia B. After Raphael: Painting in Central Italy in the Sixteenth Century. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Hall, Marcia B. The Cambridge Companion to Raphael. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Jones, Roger and Nicholas Penny. Raphael. Yale University Press, 1983.
  • Murray, Linda. The High Renaissance and Mannerism. Thames & Hudson, World of Art series, repr. 1995.
  • Vasari, Giorgio. "Life of Raffaello da Urbino, painter and architect." From Vasari’s Lies. Read online: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/v/vasari/giorgio/lives/part3.11.html
  • Wolk-Simon, Linda. Raphael at the Metropolitan: The Colonna Altarpiece. MetPublications, 2006. Read online: www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/Raphael_at_the_Metropolitan_The_Colonna_Altarpiece


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The emergence of Raphael, between Urbino, Florence and Siena
  • Too Many Madonnas! Leonardo, Andrea del Sarto, Raphael, Piero di Cosimo
  • Courts, courtiers and portraits, from Raphael to Pontormo and Bronzino
  • Popes, bankers, humanists and the place of art in High Renaissance Rome
  • Raphael’s Roman frescoes, altarpieces and tapestry cartoons
  • The workshop system and cultural entrepreneurship in Rome
  • Raphael’s death, the Sack of Rome and the dispersal of 16th-century Italian artists
  • Giulio Romano and the legacy of Raphael


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the main stages of the careers of Raphael.
  2. Recognise the key changes in Italian portraiture, 1500-1550.
  3. Identify major Italian contemporaries and followers of Raphael in High Renaissance and Mannerist art.
  4. Formally analyse key artworks of the Italian High Renaissance.
$192 Limited / $173

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