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Umberto Boccioni

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

1882-1916

Antonio Canova

A global titan of neoclassical sculpture

1757-1822

Sofonisba Anguissola

Intimate portraitist and confidant to the queen.

1532-1625

Andrea Palladio

Inventor of Curb Appeal, Master of the Facade

1508-1580

Donatello

A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture

1386-1466

Fede Galizia

A woman in Italy invents the still life

1578-1630

Leonardo da Vinci

Did you know he was a vegetarian?

1452-1519

Caravaggio

How a murderer invented Baroque painting

1571-1610

Raphael Sanzio

Star boy parties himself to death

1483-1520

Piero della Francesca

A mathematician gets fierce with perspective

1415-1492

Giampietrino

Copying Leonardo da Vinci for fun and profit.

1495-1549

Giorgio Vasari

The first art historian

1511-1574

Giorgione

Rich color and mood like smooth syrup

1477-1510

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A poet creates a church of speed and violence

1876-1944

Titian

"The Sun amidst small stars"

1488-1576

Rosalba Carriera

Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh

1673-1757

Giorgio Morandi

What if you only painted bottles for your whole life?

1890-1964

Giotto di Bondone

The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages

1267-1337

Sandro Botticelli

A fulcrum between old and new

1445-1510

Giorgio de Chirico

Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

1888-1978

Cimabue

Master of Flat

1240-1302

Lorenzo Monaco

Gothic tradition is good enough for me

1370-1425

Agnolo Bronzino

A butcher's son swept off his feet by a renaissance master.

1503-1572

Fra Angelico

Spiritual rock star kickstarts the Italian Renaissance

1395-1455

Carlo Carrà

An argument for consistency

1881-1966

Antonio Sant'Elia

Prophet of the violent, industrial future

1888-1916

Elisabetta Sirani

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

1638-1665

Gino Severini

A future of dancers instead of machines

1883-1966

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Why take art so seriously?

1526-1593

Luigi Russolo

Machines that scream — inventing Futurist music

1885-1947

Carlo Crivelli

The detailed worlds of the forgotten High Gothic

1430-1495

Artemisia Gentileschi

Heads will roll

1593-1656

Michelangelo

Time to flex

1475-1564

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