The National Gallery Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition catalogue

Michelangelo & Sebastiano

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'An absorbing exhibition puts us at the heart of the intrigues between Renaissance artists' - The FT

Michelangelo & Sebastiano

Through most of Michelangelo’s working life, one of his closest colleagues was the great Venetian painter Sebastiano del Piombo (1485­–1541). The two men met in Rome in 1511, shortly after Sebastiano’s arrival from his native city, and while Michelangelo was based in Florence from 1516 to 1534 Sebastiano remained one of his Roman confidants, painting several works after partial designs by him. This landmark publication, the exhibition catalogue for a show at The National Gallery, is about the artists’ extraordinary professional alliance and the friendship that underpinned it. I

Matthias Wivel and other leading scholars investigate Michelangelo’s profound influence on Sebastiano and the Venetian artist’s highly original interpretation of his friend’s formal and thematic concerns. The richly illustrated text examines their shared preoccupation with the depiction of death and resurrection, primarily in the life of Christ, through a close analysis of drawings, paintings, and sculpture. The book also brings the austerely beautiful work of Sebastiano to a new audience, offering a reappraisal of this less famous but most accomplished artist.

  • Author: Matthias Wivel, Curator of 16th-century Italian paintings at the National Gallery, London
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Date published: March 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1857096095
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.8 cm