The special relationship
Michael Prodger | The New Statesman | 11th March 2017
As Michelangelo worked on the glamour commission of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael was working on the Papal Apartments. Competition irked Michelangelo who began a painting collaboration with the young Sebastiano. It suited both – Michelangelo’s drawings enhanced composition while Sebastiano’s painting prowess aided execution. Best of all, for Michelangelo, he got most of the credit. A nice video (3 min) is here.