December 23, 2017
On 23 December 1534, Elena Baiardi Commissioned Parmigianino to Paint an Altarpiece Honoring the Virgin and Child.

November 22, 2017
In November 1488, the Malvezzi Conspiracy was Discovered and Thwarted.

October 28, 2017
On View: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael around 1500

July 29, 2017
Florentine painter Francesco di Stefano, known as Pesellino, died on 29 July 1457.

July 26, 2017
Today, 26 July, is the Feast Day of St Anne and this altarpiece of the Madonna and Child with St Anne and the Saints Sebastian, Peter, Benedict and Philip by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1556) commemorates the successful revolt against a tyrant ruler that occurred on St Anne’s Day in 1343.

December 31, 2016
Lorenzo de’ Medici, known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, was born on 1 January 1449 in Florence.

December 25, 2016
As foretold in Isaiah’s prophesy about the Messiah (Isaiah 1:3) and recounted in the Gospels, Christ’s life on earth began in a stable in Bethlehem.

April 20, 2016
Italian police recover Nazi-looted paintings in Milan

July 30, 2015
The Worcester Art Museum is currently exhibiting its so-called Northbrook Madonna (above right) alongside one of America’s great art treasurers, the lovely devotional image showing the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, known as the Small-Cowper Madonna , by High Renaissance master Raphael , on loan from the National Gallery of Art (above left).

July 9, 2015
thegetty : Rays of light from the Madonna and Child made between 1345 – 1350 .

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