Michelangelo, DaVinci & Raphael


Thursday 3rd October 2024

£20 including a glass of wine
7.00 – 8.30pm

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At the turn of the 16th century, three titans of the Italian Renaissance – Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael – briefly crossed paths, competing for the attention of the most powerful patrons in Republican Florence.  On 25 January 1504, Florence’s most prominent artists met to advise on an appropriate location for Michelangelo’s nearly finished David. Among them was Leonardo da Vinci, who – like Michelangelo – had only recently returned to his native Florence.

Starting with Michelangelo’s celebrated Taddei Tondo, this exhibition explores the rivalry between Michelangelo and Leonardo and the influence both had on the young Raphael.

Join the art historian Dr Michael Paraskos, of Imperial College London, to discover more about this fascinating and talented artist, in a talk organised to coincide with the exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.


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