Sebastiano del Piombo( Italian painter of the High Renaissance.)
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Biography Sebastiano del Piombo
(ca. 1485-1547), Sebastiano Luciani
Born in Venice. He has held the post of Keeper of the Seals (piombo) in the Office of the Papal.
Sebastiano studied first by Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, and then at. In 1511 he came to Rome where, together with Raphael and his students participated in the decoration of Villa Farnesina frescoes commissioned by the banker Agostino Chigi of Siena. In 1515 Sebastiano acquainted with Michelangelo and became his disciple and assistant. Since that time, he begins to imitate the style of Michelangelo, who in his later works becoming increasingly maneristicheskih features. Brushes Sebastiano del Piombo belongs to the set of portraits. Among his paintings on religious subjects Raising of Lazarus (1517-1519, London, National Gallery) and The Martyrdom of St.. Agatha (1520, Florence, Palazzo Pitti). In his paintings he was able to combine the richness of Venetian color with sculptural and monumental forms inherent in the works of masters of the Roman school.