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

February 8, 2015
Painter Corrado Giaquinto was born on 8 February 1703 in Molfetta near Bari.

September 27, 2014
Pastellist and painter Rosalba Carriera was admitted to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome on 27 September 1705.

November 21, 2013
The church of Santa Maria della Salute was constructed as a votive offering to the Virgin Mary to end the plague of 1630 that killed about a third of the Venetian population.

November 2, 2013
The Morgan Library draws from its world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century Venetian drawings for the exhibition Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings on view through January 5, 2014.

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