In many ways their abilities and temperaments were opposite - and that indeed was the foundation of their alliance. Their correspondence - an exchange of many letters between two major artistic figures of the 16th century - is unique. Even more extraordinary is the collaboration between them: a working partnership which lasted for over 20 years.
Martin Gayford will talk about Sebastiano's place in Michelangelo's life and work.
Martin Gayford is an art historian and writer. He is art critic for 'The Spectator' and author of several books including ‘Michelangelo: His Epic Life’ and ‘A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen with David Hockney.'
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.