Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago Acquires Newly Discovered High Renaissance Painting

Sebastiano del Piombo. Christ Carrying the Cross, 1515/1517. The Art Institute of Chicago.
ILLINOIS---The Art Institute of Chicago announced the exciting acquisition of Sebastiano del Piombo's "Christ Carrying the Cross" (1515/1517) to strengthen its focused collection of Italian High Renaissance painting. The first major discovery of a work by Sebastiano in recent years, it was brought to light by Colnaghi, the renowned London-based art gallery, who facilitated its transition to the museum's world-class collection. Sebastiano developed the innovative composition for Christ Carrying the Cross to heighten the emotional charge of the image. [link]