We often think of Raphael as an artist who's quite idealising and graceful and possibly a bit bland. But if you start looking closely the drawings are very different; Raphael emerges.
In this video, Dr Catherine Whistler, Keeper of Western Art, talks about the great and unrivalled collection of Raphael drawings at the Ashmolean Museum.
Drawings are often the result of a laborious process.
Modern imaging techniques can aid us to reveal the multiple layers within Raphael's drawings.
A STUDY BY RAPHAEL
In this episode of Viewing Art Mindfully, Professor Catherine Whistler from the Ashmolean and Ruth Collins of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, invite us to look at a study by Raphael.
In our Viewing Art Mindfully video series, curators from the Ashmolean guide you mindfully through a series of objects from the Museum's collection. Each video begins with a 9-minute mindful awareness exercise with trained mindfulness teacher, Dr Ruth Collins.