September 5, 2016
The Venus of Urbino Goes Home.

The Venus of Urbino goes home Almost five centuries after it was commissioned by Guidubaldo II Della Rovere and painted by Titian, the Venus is going back to Urbino, where it will be on display in the Palazzo Ducale from tomorrow, 6 September, to 18 December 2016.

August 29, 2016
A new artwork attributed to Borromini in Siena A new study reveals that the Crocefisso Chapel in the Church of San Martino in Siena was designed by Baroque architect Francesco Borromini .

February 4, 2016
Genoese late- Baroque painter Alessandro Magnasco was born on this day, February 4, 1667.

November 26, 2015
The 19th century Florentine sculptress Amalia Dupré was born on this day – November 26 – in 1842.

October 15, 2015
Milanese painter Giovanni Migliara – known especially for his vedute of famous city piazzas – was born on this day in 1785.

September 18, 2015
Realist painter Fausto Zonaro was born on this day in 1854.

August 16, 2015
The House of Gonzaga came to power on 16 August 1328, when Ludovico I (Luigi) Gonzaga seized power from the Bonacolsi Family.

July 25, 2015
The Mannerist painter Jacopo Zanguidi from Parma, also known as Bertòja, was born on this day in 1544.

February 28, 2015
Italian cardinal and art patron Pietro Ottoboni died on 28 February 1740 in Rome.

January 23, 2015
Art patron and cloth merchant Taddeo Taddei was born on 23 January 1470 in Florence.

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