Piombo, Sebastiano del (circa 1485-1547) (Sebastiano Luciani)

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Sebastiano Luciani, named Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter, was born in Venice in circa1485 and died in Rome in 1547. Living in Rome since 1511, he worked in Farnesina: Metamorfosi of Ovid; and the church S.Pietro in Montorio (1517-1524). After return to Venice in 1526-1529, he settled in Rome for good, where obtained the office of the pontific sealing (piombatura). After being a pupil of Giovanni Bellini: Madonna col Bambino e due santi (1504-1505) (Venice, Gall.dell' Accademia), Piombo was influenced by Giorgione: decoration of the church San Bartolomeo in Venice (circa 1508); Giudizio di Salomone (1508-1509) (Kingston Lacy, Wimburne, Dorsetshire, R.Bankes Coll.); pala di San Giovanni Crisostomo (Venice, 1510). The artist was in contact with Michelangelo, who supplied him with the designs for some works: Resurrezione di Lazzaro (1517-1520), depicted for the Cathedral di Narbonne (now in London, Nat.Gall.).
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