August 12, 2016
After the sack of Rome of 1527, the Florentine overthrew to the ruling Medici family and established a short-lived Republic.

August 5, 2016
Inscribed “day of Holy Mary of the Snows on the 5 th August 1473” in the top right corner, Leonardo da Vinci’s pen-and-ink view of the Tuscan hills is the first dated landscape in history.

April 23, 2016
Leonardo da Vinci drew up his last will and testament on 23 April 1519.

April 15, 2016
Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in Anchiano, near Vinci.

March 5, 2016
Up and downs of a painter: from the Quattrocento to the present day, art historians have evaluated the works of Florentine Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) in dramatically differing ways.

March 4, 2016
Painter Giuseppe Cades was born on 4 March 1750 in Rome, where he soon became a well-respected history painter, decorator, and engraver.

February 2, 2016
Italian Baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (the “squinter”), is believed to have been born on 2 February 1591 in Cento.

January 22, 2016
22 January 1419 was a defining moment for the urban history of Siena: on this day, Renaissance sculptor Jacopo della Quercia was requested to draft and publicly display his final project for the Fonte Gaia, the monumental fountain in the city’s landmark square, Piazza del Campo.

November 12, 2015
Philip Pouncey died on 12 November 1990.

October 7, 2015
Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action opens 7 October 2015 at The Frick Collection in New York.

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