March 5, 2017
Poet, translator, painter, novelist, actor, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was born 5 March 1922 in Bologna.

January 26, 2017
Bartolo di Fredi Cini died on 26 January 1410 in Siena.

October 18, 2015
October 18 is the Feast day of St. Luke , gospel writer and patron saint of artists, owing to the Christian tradition that he painted a portrait of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child.

April 1, 2015
Italian author, artist, and collector Carlo Ridolfi was born on 1 April 1594 in Lonigo, a city in the Veneto not far from Vicenza.

July 30, 2013
Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects , 1568.

July 18, 2013
On this day in 1610, Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole at the age of 38.

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