Michelangelo & Sebastiano

Exhibition, National Gallery, London, UK.


Sebastiano del Piombo, Lamentation over the Dead Christ (Pietà), 1512–16, Museo Civico ©Comune di Viterbo.
From March 15, 2017 until June 25, 2017
National Gallery presents the first ever exhibition devoted to the creative partnership between Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547).
The exhibition explores the complementary talents, yet divergent personalities, of the two artists. It encompasses approximately seventy works – paintings, drawings, sculptures and letters – produced by Michelangelo and Sebastiano before, during and after their association. Also, to evoke the experience of seeing the works in situ, groundbreaking technology will be used to present a spectacular three-dimensional reproduction of the Borgherini Chapel in S. Pietro in Montorio, Rome. The National Gallery will bring the chapel to London for an immersive experience of the structure much as it was created.