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

March 24, 2017
Guercino Left Ghastly After Theft The recovery of a stolen Guercino altarpiece this past February was a major moment, yet news sources are now reporting that the extent of damage to the canvas thanks to this theft might be irreparable.

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.

July 26, 2016
26 July is the Feast Day of Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and patron saint of mothers, children, and homemakers.

March 25, 2016
On 25 March 1430 —on what was the first day of the Senese new year until 1750— the rich Senese widow Ludovica Bertini commissioned an altarpiece for a now-destroyed chapel in the Cathedral of Siena.

February 19, 2016
Renaissance painter Masaccio received the first payment for the so-called “Pisa Altarpiece” on 19 February 1426.

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