Michelangelo & Sebastiano: Short films
Rome and Rivalry
After meeting in 1511 in Rome – a city plagued by poverty and crime yet also the wealthy and powerful centre of the Catholic Church – Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo join forces in a bid to marginalise their artistic rival Raphael from lucrati...
Renaissance art experts, Matthias Wivel and Costanza Barbieri explore two of Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo’s early collaborations – the 'Pietà' for San Francesco in Viterbo and the Borgherini Chapel in San Pietro in Montorio, Rome.
The Raising of Lazarus
National Gallery experts, Matthias Wivel and Jill Dunkerton reveal new insights into Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo’s ‘The Raising of Lazarus’, a great altarpiece painted for the Cathedral of Narbonne in France, and one of the foundational wo...
Friendship & Acrimony
Letters written between 1516 and 1534 by Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo reveal much about the artists' friendship, which eventually came to an acrimonious end while Michelangelo was painting 'The Last Judgement' for the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Exhibition curator Matthias Wivel gives an introduction to our spring exhibition, ‘The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano’.
Explore the extraordinary relationship between two great Italian masters, Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo, who found common ground in the fiercely competitive world of High Renaissance Rome. Opens 15 March.