Sara Magister provided great insight into the work of Raphael based on the recent exhibition in Rome. Like the exhibition, her talk took the unusual approach of looking at his work from the late works back to the earliest. Sara's comments are always intelligent and interesting. My only wish is that we could have her talk while we were actually at the exhibition.
I would liked to have had an idea of how the 500th exhibit in Rome was curated. I would liked to have had the talk better organized; the talk was rushed at the end because too much time at the beginning was focused on tiny details. This was a talk that was supposed to be about the exhibit at the Quirinale, which, sadly, we had to miss because of the lockdown. It was not. Rather it was a rehash of two of the earlier seminars on Rafaello.
Felt like I saw the exhibit.
Sara is a personable, enthusiastic scholar. I could have listened to her discuss Raphael all afternoon.
I have enjoyed the walking tours and most of the online conversations.