Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Guest Speaker: An Insider’s View on Raphael’s Transfiguration - April 6, 2021

Achim Gnann has spent years studying Raphael's drawings, both as a university professor and as curator of Italian drawings at the Albertina Museum in Vienna. He has pieced together how the artist created his masterpieces, often under intense pressure to work fast, coordinate a large workshop and ensure the highest quality work. In this online lecture from Vienna, he will use Raphael's preliminary drawings to illustrate how Raphael's celebrated last, great altarpiece, "The Transfiguration," now hanging in the Vatican, reveals how Raphael's mind provided and discarded solutions, and finally reached the layout we see today, only to be thwarted by sudden, unexpected death in April, 1520.

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. Rome time 
Where: on Zoom.
Cost: free
RSVP: ATTN Marielle.