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Francesco Bachiacca | Portrait of a young lady holding a cat, 1525-30


A Florentine painter and draughtsman, Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi, called Bachiacca [1494-1557] is chiefly recognized as an artist who helped evolve the style of Mannerism🎨.
He is said to have studied with Umbrian painter, Pietro Perugino🎨 (1446-1524) and also collaborated with other artists of the time such as Franciabigio (1482-1525) and Pontormo🎨 (1494-1557).

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Michelangelo Buonarroti | Celestial Love | Sonnet 105


No mortal thing enthralled these longing eyes
When perfect peace in thy fair face I found;
But far within, where all is holy ground,
My soul felt Love, her comrade of the skies:

Non vider gli occhi miei cosa mortale
allor che ne’ bei vostri intera pace
trovai, ma dentro, ov’ogni mal dispiace,
chi d’amor l’alma a sé simil m’assale;

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Giovanni Bellini | Madonna and Child, 1470


Artist: Giovanni Bellini🎨 (Italian High Renaissance painter, ca.1430-1516)
Date:ca. 1470
Medium: Tempera, oil, and gold on wood
Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (54 x 40 cm) (31 x 26 inches framed)
Classification: Paintings
Current location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This early work by the Venetian painter, Giovanni Bellini, reveals the profound influence of his brother-in-law, the Paduan master Andrea Mantegna🎨, both in the figure types and the inclusion of the garland.

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Virgin and laughing Child, 1465 | The only sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci


This little masterpiece known as The Virgin with the Laughing Child belongs to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has been a part of the institution’s collection since 1858, and has attributed by Francesco Caglioti to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

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Sebastiano del Piombo (Mannerist painter, 1485-1547)


According to Vasari🎨, the painter Sebastiano Luciani, known as Sebastiano del Piombo, was born in 1485 in Venice.
A musician before becoming a painter, Vasari also states that he trained with Giovanni Bellini🎨. His early works are influenced by the style of Giorgione🎨, as is evident in his painting of Salome (National Gallery, London).
After the premature death of Giorgione, Sebastiano moved to Rome in 1511 on the suggestion of the banker Agostino Chigi, for whom he undertook the fresco decoration of the Villa Farnesina.

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Perugino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1445-1523)

Perugino Umbrian school

Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci -il Perugino, was the greatest painter of the Umbrian school, active mainly in Perugia.
He studied under Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, assisted Piero della Francesca at Arezzo, and in the early 1470s was a fellow pupil of Leonardo da Vinci🎨 and Lorenzo di Credi in Verrocchio's studio in Florence.
In 1479 Perugino was summoned to Rome by Pope Sixtus IV to help decorate the Sistine Chapel🎨.
He is recorded in the 1481 contract for the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel along with Sandro Botticelli🎨.

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Leonardo da Vinci | Quotes / Paintings


  • Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.
  • La pittura riguarda tutti i 10 attributi della vista; che sono: oscurità, luce, solidità e colore, forma e posizione, distanza e propinquità, movimento e riposo.
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Michelangelo Buonarroti | Crouching Boy, 1530-1534


Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti🎨 (Italian High Renaissance / Mannerist Painter / Sculptor, 1475-1564)
Title: Crouching Boy
Place: Italy. Florence
Date: circa 1530-1534
Material: marble
Dimensions: height: 54 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1851; transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts