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The day global art history changed

April 15, On This Day The Most Famous Painter In The World An unforgettable name in the history of art was born on April 15, 1452 — Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, sculptor, architect, draughtsman, theorist, engineer and scientist. Despite having many lost works...

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From the trinity of High Renaissance art

April 6, On This Day Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter and architect Raphael forms the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance, a historically iconic period for classical Western art. Interestingly he was both born on and died on April 6, and lived a short 37 years from 1483...