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Raphael: The Making of a Master



Raphael: The Making of a Master

Raphael: The Making of a Master, a lecture by Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings, Getty Museum.

Over the course of his short but unprecedented career, Raphael painted the image of the Virgin and Child many times and in different iterations. In this lecture, Davide Gasparotto illustrates how Raphael was able to infuse new life into a traditional subject, exploring the artist’s creative process and his intense dialogue with contemporary painters, from Perugino to Leonardo da Vinci.

6 pm PDT | 9 pm EDT    REGISTER HERE

The event is part of the celebration of #Raphael500, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, and presented by the network of the Italian Cultural Institutes of North America and Canada.


Davide Gasparotto -Davide’s research interests include painting, sculpture and the decorative arts of the Renaissance, the rediscovery of classical antiquity between the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century, and the history of collecting. At the Getty he has curated several exhibitions, among which the acclaimed:  Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice (2017-18) and Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters (2019, with Bruce Edelstein).

A native of Bassano del Grappa, Italy, he studied the History of Art and Classical Archaeology at the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore. He has been curator at the National Gallery of Parma and the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici di Parma e Piacenza. From 2012 to 2014 he was Director of the Galleria Estense in Modena, where he oversaw the complete restoration of the museum and redisplay of the collection after a major earthquake that took place in May 2012. In December 2014 he was appointed Senior Curator of Paintings at the Getty Museum.



Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Time: From 9:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Organized by : ICI Los Angeles

In collaboration with : ICI Ntework in North America & Canada

Entrance : Free


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