Raphael 2020: A Conversation on the Artist
Tracy Cosgriff and Lisa Pon
- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Tracy Cosgriff, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, College of Wooster, and Lisa Pon, Professor of Art History, University of Southern California
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, art historians Tracy Cosgriff and Lisa Pon discuss the artist’s life, practice and paintings. Exploring themes connected to the Norton Simon Museum’s elegant Madonna and Child with Book—the only painting by the artist on the West Coast—the conversation delves into how Raphael’s relationships with poets, scholars and erudite patrons, such as Pope Julius II later in his career, shaped the artist’s approach to religious painting.
- Free with admission
- Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.
Tours & Talks:
On the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, take a closer look at his Madonna and Child with Book in the context of his predecessors and contemporaries. Then explore Raphael’s influence on the artists who came after him, including Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Rembrandt van Rijn. MORE INFO
Over the course of his short but unprecedented career, Raphael painted the image of the Virgin and Child many times and in different iterations, including the masterpiece today at the Norton Simon Museum. 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. MORE INFO
Family, Youth & Teens:
Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring Raphael’s Madonna and Child with Book and other works that touch on love and family. At the end of the tour, write a note to your mom or a loved one in a booklet to start an exchange of messages to each other for days to come. MORE INFO