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).

September 10, 2016
The Augustinian Saint Nicholas of Tolentino died on 10 September 1305 after a long illness.

August 1, 2016
Giovanni Santi , father of the artist Raphael , died on 1 August 1494 in Urbino .

February 13, 2016
Piero della Francesca: indagine su un mito (Piero della Francesca: Exploring a Legend) opens 13 February at Musei San Domenico in Forlì.

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 ).

October 12, 2014
On 12 October 1492, Piero della Francesca died in his hometown of Borgo San Sepolcro.

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