August 2, 2018
Today, 2 August, is the anniversary of the death of Bernardo Strozzi (1581/2-1644).

January 25, 2018
Painter Pompeo Batoni was born on 25 January 1708 in Lucca.

September 29, 2017
Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was likely born on 29 September 1571, for scholars agree that he was born in the fall of this year, and  29 September is the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel , Caravaggio’s namesake.

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