Tag Archives: Italy

1754: Il Disinganno

Francesco Queirolo: Release from Deception [detail] (1754)

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1494: The Poisoning of Pico della Mirandola

     The brilliant and audacious Humanist philosopher Pico della Mirandola died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 31. His life had been exceptional. A child prodigy who had left home at fourteen to study church law, Pico turned to … Continue reading

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1650: Horse

Illustration from Il cavallo da maneggio [The Arena Horse] by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto (1650), showing the anatomy of the horse and sites of common ailments and wounds. The full title of the work is Il cavallo da maneggio. : Libro. Dove … Continue reading

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1756: Allegory

Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Allegorical Frontispiece of Rome and its history from Le Antichita Romane (1756)

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1805: Cenotaph

Antonio Canova: Cenotaph for Marie Christine of Austria [detail] (1805)

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1968: Danger: Diabolik

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1806: Blessed Among the Blessed

In the third canto of the Paradiso, Dante has arrived in the lowest sphere of Heaven with his guide Beatrice, who has just given him a long lecture about the origin of spots on the moon. There, he sees just … Continue reading

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