Raphael’s Acts of the Apostles: The Long Reach of his Designs for the Sistine Chapel

This film celebrates the quincentenary of Raphael’s death and the unveiling of the V&A's beautifully refurbished home for some of his most celebrated works: the ‘cartoons’ of The Acts of the Apostles.

Presented by Dr Ana Debenedetti (Curator of Paintings, Victoria & Albert Museum), Professor Alec Ryrie (Professor of the History of Christianity, Durham University), and Professor Ben Quash (VCS Director and Professor of Christianity & the Arts, King’s College London) (29:31).

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