Posts by Samantha Hughes-Johnson

December 1, 2020
The First Nativity of Saint Francis of Assisi

October 12, 2020
Today is Columbus Day, a national holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492.

September 13, 2020
On this day (13 September) in 1470, the Badia of Florence acquired a new artwork by the Tuscan sculptor, Mino da Fiesole (Mino di Giovanni).

August 20, 2020
On this day (20 August) in 1995, Ugo Eugenio Pratt (known as Hugo Pratt), the comic book artist and illustrator, died in Grandvaux, Switzerland.

June 29, 2020
Today (June 29) marks the joint feast day of Saints Peter and Paul.

June 22, 2020
On this day (22 June) in 1633, Galileo Galilei was Forced to Recant Heliocentrism Theory.

June 15, 2020
On this day (15 June) in 844, heir to the Frankish throne, Louis, the eldest son of Lothar I , was crowned as King of the Lombards in Rome.

June 8, 2020
The Stage Designs of Filippo Juvarra in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

May 25, 2020
Fit for Ducal Patronage: A Quartet of Quattrocento Florentine Painters

May 11, 2020
The Dragon in Italian Art and Architecture: Past to Present.

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