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Italy

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

Agnolo Bronzino

1503-1572

Inventor of Curb Appeal, Master of the Facade

Andrea Palladio

1508-1580

A global titan of neoclassical sculpture

Antonio Canova

1757-1822

Prophet of the violent, industrial future

Antonio Sant'Elia

1888-1916

Heads will roll

Artemisia Gentileschi

1593-1656

A case of mistaken identity

Bernardo Parentino

1450-1500

The spiritual inventor of the postcard

Canaletto

1697-1768

How a murderer invented Baroque painting

Caravaggio

1571-1610

An argument for consistency

Carlo Carrà

1881-1966

The detailed worlds of the forgotten High Gothic

Carlo Crivelli

1430-1495

Master of Flat

Cimabue

1240-1302

A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture

Donatello

1386-1466

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

Elisabetta Sirani

1638-1665

A woman in Italy invents the still life

Fede Galizia

1578-1630

A poet creates a church of speed and violence

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

1876-1944

Spiritual rock star kickstarts the Italian Renaissance

Fra Angelico

1395-1455

Moving objects multiply themselves

Giacomo Balla

1871-1958

Copying Leonardo da Vinci for fun and profit.

Giampietrino

1495-1549

Making marble move

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

1598-1680

A future of dancers instead of machines

Gino Severini

1883-1966

Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

Giorgio de Chirico

1888-1978

What if you only painted bottles for your whole life?

Giorgio Morandi

1890-1964

The first art historian

Giorgio Vasari

1511-1574

Rich color and mood like smooth syrup

Giorgione

1477-1510

The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages

Giotto di Bondone

1267-1337

Travel, socialize, paint lemons and beans

Giovanna Garzoni

1600-1670

Making a living from etchings

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

1720-1778

Spirit and fire, a quick and resolute style

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

1696-1770

Why take art so seriously?

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

1526-1593

Portrait painter extraordinaire

John Singer Sargent

1856-1925

Matriarch of the family business

Lavinia Fontana

1552-1614

Did you know he was a vegetarian?

Leonardo da Vinci

1452-1519

Gothic tradition is good enough for me

Lorenzo Monaco

1370-1425

Terra-cotta Master

Luca della Robbia

1399-1482

Machines that scream: inventing Futurist music

Luigi Russolo

1885-1947

Time to flex

Michelangelo

1475-1564

A mathematician gets fierce with perspective

Piero della Francesca

1415-1492

Star boy parties himself to death

Raphael Sanzio

1483-1520

Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh

Rosalba Carriera

1673-1757

A fulcrum between old and new

Sandro Botticelli

1445-1510

Intimate portraitist and confidant to the queen

Sofonisba Anguissola

1532-1625

"The Sun amidst small stars"

Titian

1488-1576

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

Umberto Boccioni

1882-1916

A rich boy makes friends and paints for fun

Vincenzo Catena

1480-1531

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