Churches of Rome: Renaissance Treasures Designed by Bramante and Raphael with Cecilia Martini

Churches of Rome: Renaissance Treasures Designed by Bramante and Raphael with Cecilia Martini


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Description

Beyond the overwhelming masterpieces concentrated in the Vatican City, bright gems of Renaissance Art are spread across the city. Our conversation will follow the path of the greatest architect of the time, Bramante, and his friend Raphael. Between the end of the XV and the end of the XVI century, thanks to the patronage of the Popes, these two men helped craft Rome into the capital city of the High Renaissance.

Our discussion will begin from the St. Maria della Pace, where Bramante was the architect of the cloister and Raphael painted the Chigi Chapel. Then we will climb up the hill to the church of St. Pietro in Montorio where stands the famous “Tempietto” and where originally was Raphael’s “Transfiguration of Christ”.  From there, we will discover the hidden talent of Raphael as an architect in the church of St. Eligio degli orefici and in St. Maria del Popolo.  And finally, we will discuss the contribution of the two artists to the main architectonical project of the century: St. Peter’s Basilica.

Led by an expert Art Historian and a native roman Cecilia Martini, this conversation will guide us through the hidden gems of an amazing period of the history of art, too often overshadowed by other well-known highlights. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge about the personalities of Bramante and Raphael and of Renaissance Art and Architecture in Rome.

This seminar has been designed as part of an extended series, each spotlighting a unique church in Rome. For additional details, please click here.
About Your Expert

Cecilia is an art historian and a native Roman with a Master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance art from the Sapienza University of Rome. Although her specialty is painting and decorative arts, she has a broad knowledge of the history of Rome and a personal passion for ancient history, which she shares on many antiquity-themed itineraries. Cecilia has worked actively in the past as a lecturer, teacher, and curator of exhibitions. She had been a staff member of the didactive service of the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Doria Pamphili and the Galleria Colonna where she still frequently consults. As a licensed guide for Rome and Florence and with a specialized teaching degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in leading highly-qualified tours.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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M.S. (Brooklyn, US)
So lucky to have attended this seminar!

Cecilia Martini is an a amazing historian! Several times during her engaging lecture, I was at awe on the wealth of information she was teaching us. I was feeling so lucky! Love to do a tour in Rome with Cecilia.

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M.S. (Brooklyn, US)
So lucky to have attended this seminar!

Cecilia Martini is an a amazing historian! Several times during her engaging lecture, I was at awe on the wealth of information she was teaching us. I was feeling so lucky! Love to do a tour in Rome with Cecilia.