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In Lapide Depictum: Italian Painting on Stone 1530–1555

Museo del Prado, Madrid


This exhibition brings together a selection of nine works on monochrome stone – slate and white marble – painted by Italian artists including Sebastiano del Piombo, Titian and Leandro Bassano. Together these works in a fragile medium are a sign of material artistic experimentation in the early decades of the 16th century. Displayed alongside them are works from the classical Roman world and pieces of unworked stone that provide a context for the relationship between painting and other disciplines, such as natural history, geology and archaeology. Find out more about the exhibition from the Prado’s website. 

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Ecce Homo, Titian

Ecce Homo (1547), Titian. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Virgin Dolorosa, Titian

Virgin Dolorosa (1555), Titian. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

The Crowning with Thorns, Leandro Bassano

The Crowning with Thorns (1590–98), Leandro Bassano. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

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