May 8, 2017
Baroque painter Giovanni Battista Gaulli, known as il Baciccio, was born on 8 May 1639 in Genoa.

October 1, 2013
Architect Jacopo Vignola was born on this day in 1507.

August 31, 2013
Jesuit artist Andrea Pozzo died on this day in 1709 in Vienna, where he was working for members of the Austrian court .

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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