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Legends set in stone that have lived for centuries

August 16, On This Day David, by Michelangelo Michelangelo’s statue of David has become one of the most recognized works of Renaissance sculpture; a symbol of strength and youthful beauty. On August 16, 1501 — a full 520 years ago — the famed Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance, at the...

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The Italian master who painted ‘The Birth of Venus’

May 17, On This Day The Renaissance artist from Florence Born circa 1445, Italian painter Sandro Botticelli of the Early Renaissance died centuries ago today, on May 17, 1510. He was actually rediscovered as late as the latter part of the 19th century, and his prolific works appreciated anew. He painted a wide range of...