August 7, 2017
Cesare Maccari died on 7 August 1919 in Siena, after a career as an award winning painter best known for his classically-inspired compositions.

July 1, 2017
Italian cartographer and architect Giovanni Battista Nolli died on 1 July 1756 in Rome.

June 16, 2017
Favorite Artwork Fact File: Sebastiano del Piombo

June 16, 2017
Sculptor Pietro Bracci was born June 16, 1700 in Rome.

May 21, 2017
Castor and Pollux, whose astrological counterpart, Gemini, begins each year on 21 May, are important figures in Estruscan and Roman mythology and appear often in Italian art over the centuries.

April 23, 2017
The Temple of Venus Eryx was dedicated on 23 April 215 BCE.

March 31, 2017
Italian painter Mario Mafai died on 31 March 1965 in Rome.

February 17, 2017
Italian painter and draughtsman Giuliano Bugiardini died on 17 February 1554.

February 12, 2017
Mario Mafai, who with his wife Antonietta Raphaël was one of the central figures of a group of artists called the Scuola di Via Cavour, was born 12 February 1902 in Rome, where he lived and worked for much of his life until his death there in 1965.

February 5, 2017
The feast day of St. Agatha (231-251) is celebrated on 5 February.

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