September 30, 2016
30: the number of “stones” in Alberto Magnelli’s first solo exhibition, Thirty Stones at the Pierre Loeb Gallery, Paris, 1934 Born in Florence on July 1, 1888, Alberto Magnelli taught himself to paint by studying the great works of the Florentine Renaissance: Masaccio, Paolo Uccello , Andrea del Castagno and Piero della Francesca.
September 24, 2016
The Virgin of Mercy (Madonna della Misericordia) is a Marian devotional image type recognizable by its portrayal of Mary protecting those in need and devotees under her blue mantle (cloak).
December 27, 2015
Today (27 December) is the Feast Day of St. John the Evangelist.
October 12, 2015
On 12 September 1439, the young Piero della Francesca (d. 1492) was recorded as assistant to painter Domenico Veneziano (d. 1461), then at work on frescoes in the choir of Sant’Egidio at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
March 14, 2015
Piero della Francesca.
January 13, 2015
Today (13 January) is the traditional Feast of the Baptism of Christ, though it is now typically observed on the first Sunday after Epiphany (in 2015 it was celebrated on January 11 ).