March 20, 2023
At midday on the Spring Equinox, light streams in through the twenty-seven foot diameter oculus of the Pantheon and aligns perfectly with the doorway.
June 16, 2019
Filippo Juvarra is believed to have been born on June 16, 1678 in Messina; his father was a silversmith whose approach to applied art and decoration likely influenced his son’s architectural ornamentation.
June 7, 2019
Happy Birthday Federico da Montefeltro!
May 27, 2019
The five days of celebrations for the marriage of Costanzo Sforza and Camilla d’Aragona began on May 26, 1475 with the entry of the bride into the city of Pesaro from Fano along the 6-mile, tree-lined avenue Costanzo had ordered built for the occasion.
May 26, 2019
Vincenzo Danti, the author of the Trattato delle perfette proporzioni (1567) , died on May 26, 1576.
May 5, 2019
A relief sculpture from San Martino in Alzano Lombardo depicts the sculptor and architect, Giovan Battista Caniana, in the city where he died on May 5, 1754.
April 28, 2019
Giovanni Maria Benzoni died on April 28, 1873.
April 7, 2019
In his 1885 publication recounting his exploration of the City of Florence, author Emilio Bacciotti, described Ulise Cambi, who died on April 7th, 1895, as “one of the old glories of the Academy of Fine Arts.” (p.29).