Gavin Scott | Faking Michelangelo
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michaelangelo by sebastiano (1)

07 Apr Faking Michelangelo

There’s a delicious story in today’s London Times giving pretty conclusive evidence that the “1520” portrait of Michelangelo as painted by Sebastiano now being shown as part of a big exhibition in Britain’s National Gallery was actually created in about 1959! Egg (tempera) on faces all round, I suspect … but great fun. And I gather the exhibition itself is terrific too, telling the story of how Michelangelo teamed up with younger inferior painter Sebastiano, to do down Michelangelo’s rival Raphael! Good that this kind of feuding doesn’t affect the art world these days …

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