Raphael VS Michelangelo

In this course you will:


Learn about the epic rivalry between Raphael and Michelangelo.

Until the CoVid crisis 30,000 people a day flooded the Vatican Museums, fixed on two destinations - the Sistine chapel and the Raphael Rooms.

Few wondered how did it happen that the two greatest artists of the age ended up working a stone's throw away from each other, at the same time?

In the Clash of the Titans, Liz Lev will teach you how this epic duel came about, what each artist brought to the table, and how Raphael gained his superstar status from going blow for blow, or brushstroke for brushstroke with Michelangelo

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Elizabeth Lev

is a transplanted US art historian with degrees from University of Chicago and University of Bologna. She has been working as a guide in Rome for over 20 years and teaching at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She loves Rome, its history, art, cuisine and people and is happiest in its many churches and museums. Liz is the author of 4 books and has commented on art and the papacy for several television networks. Her latest project was hosting a radio show for BBC’s Heart and Soul on Leonardo da Vinci! She is also a certified sommelier, so cheers!