Sebastiano del Piombo at the Gemäldegalerie Berlin – Germany








Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Gemäldegalerie – Berlin

Raphael’s Grace – Michelangelo’s Furore :
Sebastiano del Piombo (Venice 1485 – Rome 1547)
Exhibition > 28 September 2008




An exhibition of the Gemäldegalerie in cooperation with the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Romano



Sebastiano Luciani, later named del Piombo, is one of the lesser known, but no less outstanding artists of the Italian Renaissance. The painter, originally from Venice, was once a serious contender to Raphael when it came to winning favour with the Roman public and was also befriended with Michelangelo. In his atmospheric paintings he manages to fuse the Venetian colours of his masters Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione with the monumentality of the Roman school




Sebastiano del Piombo
Bildnis einer jungen Römerin (Dorothea) ca. 1512
Pappelholz, 78 x 61 cm
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Foto: Volker-H. Schneider



Sebastiano del Piombo was the name given to him when Pope Clement VII awarded him the lucrative papal office of keeper of the leaden seals in 1531. His work encompassed altarpieces, few mythological scenes and most of all portraits. This exhibition, first shown in the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, is a collaboration between the Gemäldegalerie and the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Romano and boasts many works on loan from across the world, affording us for the very first time a magnificent insight into the diverse work of this great painter. Works on display will include paintings on wood, canvas or slate, as well as drawings, which were often used as preparatory sketches for frescoes. Alongside works by Sebastiano himself, drawings by Michelangelo and some Spanish descendants of his style will also be on display, offering us a hint of the enormous success the artist enjoyed in his day.



Sebastiano del Piombo
Tod des Adonis ca. 1505
Öl auf Holz, 40 x 48,5 cm
La Spezia, Museo Civico „Amedeo Lia“


Sebastiano del Piombo
Das Urteil des Salomon ca.
1509 Öl auf Leinwand, 211,5 x 320 cm
Kingston Lacy (Dorset), Sammlung Bankes, National Trust


Sebastiano del Piombo
Heilige Familie mit zwei Engeln in einer Landschaft um 1516-19 verschiedentlich auch um 1525-26 datiert,
Öl auf Holz, 250 x 167 cm
Burgos, Kathedrale, Capilla de la Consolación o de la Presentación





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~ by Stampfli & Turci on August 11, 2008.

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