PLEASE NOTE, THIS LONDON BASED EXHIBITION & OUR ASSOCIATED LECTURES AT THE LINNEAN SOCIETY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR ALTERNATIVE STUDY DAY AT THE GREAT BARN, OXFORDSHIRE.
Raphael has never had a major ‘overview’ exhibition in the UK before, though subsequent to the COVID-19 crisis, The National Gallery has postponed its eponymous exhibition to 2022, with dates as yet to be announced. Tom Duncan has decided to lead a Study Day on Monday, 12 October, in this 500th anniversary year at Upper Aynho Grounds, Oxfordshire. You can see more about the ‘A Day in the Country’ location here. It has plenty of space for the day, ample parking and is 8 miles from either Banbury or Bicester Railway stations.
Raphael died in Rome on 6 April, 1520, mourned as no other artist had ever been before, accorded the unprecedented honour of burial in The Pantheon. Born the son of a painter in Urbino, he grew up at one of the most sophisticated courts in renaissance Italy. Spells spent working in and around Perugia and Florence saw him absorb the work of older men such as Perugino and his immediate contemporaries such as Michelangelo – vital experience on which to build his reputation as the most accomplished artist in early sixteenth century Rome. A noisy city, with endless pilgrims thronging the streets, Rome was also a place of opportunity as two extraordinary popes, Julius II dell Rovere and Leo X de Medici, commanded a plethora of artists and craftsmen who transformed the city from one shaped by the ancients to one reshaped by the moderns. Three lectures will allow me to present an extended analysis of Raphael’s career tracing his birth in Urbino and his time spent in and around Perugia and Florence before he moved to Rome, in what I hope will be a ‘tour-de-force’ on the transition from the Early to the High Renaissance!
The Cartwright Hotel in Aynho have made all their rooms available to the group on a first come, first served basis for the night of Sunday 11 October. Bookings and payment will be made directly with the hotel, but as it is yet to open, we have agreed to note reservations on a first come, first served basis on their behalf. The rooms are priced at £90 for a Double/Twin and £80 for a Double for Sole Use. Dinner on the Sunday evening is priced at £25 per person (three courses with water and coffee – drinks are not included). Dinner will be on an individual tables to maintain distancing and Tom and Stephen will join that evening.
Given current guidance, we are limiting the day to 60 participants. To make a Study Day booking please contact the office either by phone or email – we do not require a booking form. Thank you.
- Included: Morning coffee, three lectures, lunch with a glass of wine
- Not included: Travel to/from Aynho