2017 May: Michelangelo and Sebastiano Exhibition

 

Michelangelo & Sebastiano (15 March - 25 June 2017)

This exhibition – the first ever to be devoted to the hugely productive creative friendship between Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo – explores the complementary talents and divergent personalities of two great artists. It comprises some 70 works – paintings, drawings, sculptures and letters – by these two artists who became friends when Sebastiano, a young Venetian painter, arrived in Rome and met Michelangelo, then working on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Their friendship lasted over 25 years, unfolding during a remarkably dramatic time for Italy – one of revolution, war and theological schism, but also of great intellectual energy and artistic innovation.

Friends can join a private tour (members only!) on 25 May 2017 at 8.45 am - email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

2017 May: Michelangelo & Sebastiano Friends Event

On 25 May 2017 a large group of Friends attended a private view of the exhibition Michelangelo & Sebastiano at The National Gallery in London. We were in good company, because the Director of the National Gallery, Gabriele Finaldi, was taking round Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (who lingered - of course - in front of the Hermitage loan, a painting by Sebastiano).

This exhibition – the first ever to be devoted to the hugely productive creative friendship between Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo – explored the complementary talents and divergent personalities of two great artists. They became friends when Sebastiano, a young Venetian painter, arrived in Rome and met Michelangelo, then working on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. With 70 works – not just paintings (including a loan from The State Hermitage Museum (The Lamentation over the Dead Christ) but drawings, sculptures and letters – the exhibition traces their friendship over 25 years, a dramatic time for Italy, one of revolution, war and theological schism, but also of great intellectual energy and artistic innovation.

 

 

2017 May: David Hockney Friends Event

For Friends only:

David Hockney at Tate Britain - private curator-led tour: Thursday 4 May 2017 at 8.45 am - avoid the crowds at this extremely popular exhibition!

 

David Hockney at Tate Britain – private curator-led tour

Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
Thursday, 4 May 2017 at 8.45 am

Avoid the crowds at this extremely popular exhibition!

Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, this exhibition celebrates Hockney's achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video. The chronological overview traces his development from his student days (1961) through to his iconic works of the 1960s and 1970s, on to his recent success at the Royal Academy and beyond. Hockney declares: ‘It has been a pleasure to revisit works I made decades ago, including some of my earliest paintings. Many of them seem like old friends to me now. We're looking back over a lifetime with this exhibition, and I hope, like me, people will enjoy seeing how the roots of my new and recent work can be seen in the developments over the years.’

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