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The Sistine Chapel Before and After Michelangelo’s Ceiling James Lindow Friday 15 March 2019

Creacion de Adam

 

Venue:The Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9GH

Time: 10:00 for coffee, lectures run 10:30 – 15:00

Cost:  £38 (includes coffee/tea, buffet lunch and a glass of wine)

 

While the Sistine Chapel is synonymous with Michelangelo, what is not so familiar is the contribution made by other contemporary artists to its decoration. During the 1480s Pope Sixtus lV commissioned a team of Florentine artists to decorate the newly built chapel with scenes from the Lives of Christ and Moses. After Michelangelo had finished the ceiling for Pope Julius ll (1508-12) his successor Pope Leo X commissioned Raphael in 1515 to ‘complete’ the chapel by designing tapestry cartoons to hang beneath the earlier frescoes. This lecture examines these less familiar contributions, setting them within the context of their respective patrons’ tastes and the Chapel’s unique position as the centre of the Catholic Church.

 

James Lindow PhD

James was the first Renaissance PhD from the Royal College of Art and the V&A. He has convened and presented at international conferences, lectures widely in the UK and overseas and is currently a fine art underwriter in the City. He has written articles on diverse aspects of the Renaissance, and his book entitled The Renaissance Palace in Florence: Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italywas published by Ashgate Press in 2007 to widespread critical acclaim.

  

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