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Art Matters: Examining Michelangelo’s First Painting - In the Conservation Studio

Thursday, January 31, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mary Craig Auditorium

Claire Barry, Director of Conservation, Kimbell Art Museum

According to his biographer Ascancio Condivi, Michelangelo created his first painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony, when the young artist was only about twelve years old. This talk explores how the disciplines of art history, conservation and science united to help confirm the attribution of Michelangelo’s first painting, now in the collection of the Kimbell Art Museum.

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