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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