SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO
(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)
Sacra Conversazionec. 1505
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
This small painting was intended for private devotion. It reveals the painter's subtle use of light and shade. The serene arrangement of the figures in a peacefully illuminated space reflects Sebastiano's study of Giorgione.