Private view at The National Gallery

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Join us on Monday, June 12 at the National Gallery, for an exclusive after-hours view of The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano which received five-stars from The Times.

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. This is the first major exhibition devoted to exploring this partnership between two great artists of complementary talents and strongly divergent personalities.

Having met in Rome in 1511, as Michelangelo was finishing his decoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Sebastiano and he became friends and began collaborating artistically. Their meeting sparked a remarkable 25-year friendship and partnership; yielding outstanding works of art that neither could have created without the other – against a backdrop of war and religious conflict, but also of great intellectual energy and artistic innovation.

Including several exceptional first-time loans, the exhibition encompasses over sixty works – paintings, sculptures, letters and sketches – produced by Michelangelo and Sebastiano before, during and after their association. Examples of their extensive, intimate correspondence provide unique insight into their personal and creative lives, their concerns, frustrations, and moments of glory.

Times subscribers will enjoy an introductory talk, a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink on arrival, exclusive access to the exhibition after hours, plus a discount on audio guides during the evening and a 10% discount at the exhibition shop.  

Exhibition sponsored by Credit Suisse.

Doors will open at 6.30pm with the introductory talk at 6.50pm. Please use the National Gallery Sainsbury Wing Entrance, for information on how to find the National Gallery, check online here

Entry to the exhibition may be staggered.

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Sebastiano del Piombo, The Visitation (detail), 1518-19. Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures, Paris (357) © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski
Sebastiano del Piombo, after partial designs by Michelangelo, Lamentation over the Dead Christ (Pietà) (detail), about 1512-16, Museo Civico, Viterbo © Comune di Viterbo
Sebastiano del Piombo incorporating designs by Michelangelo, The Raising of Lazarus (detail), 1517–19 © The National Gallery, London

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Review: Michelangelo and Sebastiano, National Gallery

A double act with twice the impact . . . and some fun

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