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Raphael

The Raphael Cartoons

The Raphael Cartoons were commissioned by Pope Leo X in 1515 and are among the greatest treasures of the High Renaissance. Painted by Raphael (1483-1520) and his assistants, they are full-scale designs for tapestries that were made to cover the lower walls of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. The tapestries depict the Acts of St Peter and St Paul, the founders of the early Christian Church.

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Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

In September 2010, the V&A will show four of the ten tapestries Raphael designed for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. These remarkable works are co…

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B.N. Goswamy - Matters of Detail: Indian painting seen from up close

Tue 12 January 2016, 18:30 – 19:30. Join Professor B.N. Goswamy, one of India’s most eminent art historians, as he reveals the exquisite detail of Indian paintings.

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Event - Art and the City: Ancient to Modern 2015-2016

Mon 28 September 2015–Mon 18 July 2016

2015-2016 YEAR COURSE: Explore the vibrant relationship between art and the metropolis from Antiquity to the present day.

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