April 14, 2016
Neoclassical architect and designer Giuseppe Valadier was born on this day, April 14, in 1762.

August 6, 2015
Federico Zuccaro died 6 August 1609 in Ancona.

September 27, 2014
Pastellist and painter Rosalba Carriera was admitted to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome on 27 September 1705.

August 22, 2013
On this day in 1582, Florentine sculptor Bartolomeo Ammanati published a letter addressed to the Accademia di San Luca (artists’ guild) denouncing the public display of nude sculpture, including his own Neptune Fountain in the Piazza della Signoria of Florence (1560-75).

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