Lecture: Raphael 2020: A Conversation on the Artist

Tracy Cosgriff, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, College of Wooster, and Lisa Pon, Professor of Art History, University of Southern California
June 2020

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, art historians Tracy Cosgriff and Lisa Pon discuss the artist’s life, practice and paintings with Assistant Curator Maggie Bell. 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.

Presented in conjunction with Raphael 2020.