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The relatively short career of Raphael - who died at just 37 - is examined from its modest beginnings to Papal commissions.
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 as he died aged just 37. However, he quickly progressed from modest commissions in his home town of Urbino to the position of a leading artist to Pope Julius II who was the most important patron of the arts in Italy.
Studied at Cambridge University. Lecturer at the National Gallery and The Wallace Collection and taught at Surrey University, specialising in 15th and 16th century Italian painting, Spanish art & architecture, and the relationship between dance and art. Also teaches private courses, and organises lectures, study days and art holidays abroad. Has lived in France and Italy, where she worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.