Loeb Lecture

Loeb Lecture 2020

Mittwoch, 1. Juli, 18.30 Uhr, Zoom Meeting


Ulrich Pfisterer

Raffael und das Füllhorn der Antike


In the year of the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death, the lecture examines the Urbinate's pioneering engagement with the material legacies of antiquity in Rome.

In addition to Raphael, the antiquarian and 'archaeologist', it is of particular interest how the painter of Christian pictures understood his artistic relationship to antiquity. This not only reveals a network of friends and scholars at the papal court. It also becomes clear how much Raphael's posthumous fame and, above all, the notions of genius and Madonna painter that have been common since the years around 1800 still impair an understanding of his works.