Phyllis Mossman: Raphael and the Popes


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The extremely productive painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio, known as Raphael, was one of the defining masters of the High Renaissance, along with Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael’s great rival Michelangelo.  Despite his untimely death at 37, he left a large body of work, much of it found in the Vatican palace.

Join Phyllis Mossman, from the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, for an illustrated insight into Raphael and his relationship to two popes, Julius II (whose portrait cartoon is in The Corsini Collection) and Leo X. 


Auditorium, lower ground level

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