Professor Ulrich Pfisterer (Director, Zentralinstitut)

In the first event in the Warburg's new series Raphael 500, Professor Pfisterer will focus on two related works by Raphael to address key questions concerning the relevance of authorship for the painter and his workshop, his approach to theoretical thinking, and the composition and interaction of his social network.

Raphael’s work in painting, drawing, architecture and design had a profound effect on the arts, influencing not only his own time but also ours. Raphael 500 celebrates the painter's life and marks the year of his death with a programme that considers elements of his approaches to the invention and production of works of art and looks at the way the study of Raphael widens our understanding of other Italian Renaissance artists. 

This event is also part of the Director's Seminar series, which brings leading scholars and writers to the Institute to share new work and fresh perspectives on key issues in their fields.

Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

FREE VIA ZOOM. Please book by 5.00pm on Wednesday 14 October to be sent a link to the session.

image: detail from Raphael: Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the infant St. John (1519), Louvre, Paris