Michelangelo's 'Entombment' and 'Manchester Madonna'

The unfinished

Date and time

Saturday 10 June, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe


£28/£26 conc./£24 Members

“To finish a work is to kill it,” said Picasso.

What can we learn from paintings left unfinished by their makers? In this series we explore ideas around the finished and the unfinished. What do we mean by the word ‘finish’, and how do we know when a painting is complete?

Examine the craft involved in the creation of these altarpieces left by Michelangelo mid-formation.

Image above: Detail from Michelangelo, The Virgin and Child with Saint John and Angels ('The Manchester Madonna'), about 1497