Raphael in the Sistine Chapel
|Dates:||27 May 2015|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Lisa Pon|
The Sistine Chapel is most famous for Michelangelo's frescoes, as well as those by Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, and Rosselli. Raphael's contribution, the sumptuous tapestries he designed showing the lives of Peter and Paul, have attracted less attention. Join Professor Lisa Pon, John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Research Fellow, for a reconsideration of these tapestries in terms of their impact not only on the pre-existing paintings, but also on the spoken and sung rituals that took place in the Sistine Chapel.
Professor Lisa Pon
Role: Associate Professor of Art History
Organisation: SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Biography: Lisa Pon is an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts, where she teaches the history of early modern European art, architecture, and visual culture. She has received research grants or fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Getty Research Institute, and the Warburg Institute. She has published numerous articles in international academic journals and is author of Raphael, Dürer, and Marcantonio Raimondi (2004) and coeditor of The Books of Venice/Il Libro Veneziano (2008, with Craig Kallendorf).
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