Michelangelo & Sebastiano

Event Date: 
23 Jun 2017 to 24 Jun 2017

An academic conference about Michelangelo and Sebastiano's art and collaboration

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre, National Gallery, London




Friday 23 June

10am Registration and coffee


10.30 Welcome from Gabriele Finaldi, Director, The National Gallery

        Keynote lecture: William E. Wallace, ‘Michelangelo Learns to Collaborate’


11.30 Jill Dunkerton and Rachel Billinge, ‘Sebastiano and Michelangelo: Infrared Insights into their Collaboration’

Sheryl E. Reiss, ‘A Medici Patron through Artists’ Eyes: Giulio de’ Medici, Sebastiano, and Michelangelo’


12.30 Costanza Barbieri, ‘Sebastiano as portraitist: new documents and hypotheses of identification’


13.00 Lunch (not provided)


14.00 Oriana Sartiani, ‘A portrait of Michelangelo attributed to Sebastiano del Piombo: Diagnostics, discoveries and treatment’ [Italian]

Simonetta Antellini, ‘"..può sospettarsi che fosse aiutato nell'invenzione.." - l'originalità compositiva della Nascita della Vergine di Sebastiano del Piombo’

Daniela Luzi, ‘"Il bel secreto": Sebastiano's experiments with oil painting on natural and artificial stone in the Chigi Chapel’ [Italian]


15.30 Tea & coffee break


16.15 Carlo Piga, ‘Pierfrancesco Borgherini: Florentine banker of Renaissance and refined patron, between Florence and Rome’

Stefania Pasti, ‘Sebastiano del Piombo and the sources of the Borgherini Chapel’


17.15 Christian Kleinbub, ‘Michelangelo and Raphael: Rebalancing Accounts’

        Charles Robertson, ‘Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. Sebastiano’s contribution’


18.45 Close




Saturday 24 June


9am   Private View of Michelangelo & Sebastiano (North Galleries)


10.00 Registration and coffee


10.30 Welcome from Matthias Wivel, Curator of 16th-century Italian Paintings, The National Gallery

Keynote lecture: Paul Joannides, ‘Sebastiano’s Supports, Surfaces and Textures’


11.30 Joost Keizer, ‘Michelangelo & Sebastiano: Painting & Transgression’

Silvia Danesi Squarzina, ‘Michelangelo’s Naked Bodies: Meanings and Anatomy’


12.30 Lunch (not provided)


13.30 Piers Baker-Bates, ‘”Quel buen fra Bastiano del Piombo (That good father Sebastiano del Piombo)”: Sebastiano's Spanish fame’

Andrea Donati, ‘Michelangelo, Marcello Venusti and the legacy of Sebastiano’


14.30 Tea & coffee break


15.15 Peter Schade and Lynn Roberts, ‘Framing Sebastiano’s The Raising of Lazarus’

Adam Lowe, ‘The Borgherini Chapel rematerialisation’


16.15 Matthias Wivel, ‘Reflections on Michelangelo & Sebastiano’


16.45 Close


To book, please visit http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/michelangelo-sebastiano-conference

For further enquiries contact Dr Rosalind McKever (rosalind.mckever@ng-london.org.uk).

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