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"Raphael In the Vatican: A Special Year for The Vatican Museums"- Webinar



For the series #Raphael500: "Raphael In the Vatican: A Special Year for The Vatican Museums", a webinar by Barbara Jatta, Director of the Vatican Museums.  Presentation moderated by prof. Emanuele Lugli, Stanford University.

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The year 2020 marks the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of the universally acclaimed master of art, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. It is a special year for the Vatican Museums because it is here that Raphael’s most important series of frescoes are preserved. The museum also hosts three altarpieces fundamental to an understanding of Raphael’s different artistic phases and the progression of his career in Rome—around 1508—until his premature and sudden death in 1520. Barbara Jatta will discuss Raphael's Vatican works and the challenges of celebrating this important anniversary during difficult times.

Barbara Jatta obtained a degree in Art History and Literature in 1986 with a thesis on the History of Drawing, Engraving and Graphics from La Sapienza University of Rome, where she completed a three-year specialized degree in Art History. She undertook internships in England, Portugal, and in the United States, collaborated with the Italian National Institute for Graphic Design, first as a restorer of graphic materials and then by cataloguing the Institute’s portfolios of drawings, engravings, woodcuts and lithographs. She has been teaching at various institutions since the '90s. In 2010 she was appointed Curator of Prints at the Vatican Apostolic Library and became a member of the Scientific Committee of the journal Grafica d’Arte. Barbara Jatta has organized several exhibitions and participated in numerous publishing initiatives in the field of the history of graphics and art, and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Louvre Museum. In 2017 she was appointed Director of the Vatican Museums.

Emanuele Lugli teaches and writes about late medieval and early modern art, with a particular emphasis in Italian painting, trade, urban culture, and history of fashion.


Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time: From 2:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Organized by : ICI Network North America and Canada

Entrance : Free


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