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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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Renaissance art: When the largest altarpiece in Venice was unveiled

May 19, On This Day Titian’s elevation to mastery Over 5 centuries ago on this day — May 19, 1518 — Italian Renaissance artist Titian’s masterpiece, the Assumption of the Virgin or Frari Assumptio, was unveiled as a large altarpiece panel at the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari or Frari church in Venice....