Italian Artists & Architects

Maccari, Cesare (1840-1919)

Cesare Maccari, Italian painter, was born in Siena in 1840 and died in Rome in 1919. After studies in Siena with L.Mussini, he stayed for some time in Florence and Venice, and finally moved to Rome. He frescoed with the themes of Roman Senate (the famous scene when Cicero accuses Catilina) the Hall of Senate in Palazzo Madama (1882-1888); but the paintings in the Palace of...

Maderno, Carlo (1556-1629)

Carlo Maderno, Italian architect, was born in Capolago, Canton Ticino in 1556 and died in Rome in 1629. He was called to Rome by D.Fontana, and in the beginning worked as a marble cutter and stucco-maker. His first important architectural work was the facade of the church Santa Susanna (1595-1603). Under the pontificate of Paul V, Maderno, the key-person of the moment, because...

Maderno, Stefano (1576-1636)

Stefano Maderno, Italian sculptor, was born in Bissone, Canton Ticino in 1576 and died in Rome in 1636. In the beginning of his carrier he was a restorer of the ancient statues, some of them he reproduced in bronze. The knowledge of the classic art helped him in realization of his most important work: Santa Cecilia in the church S.Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome, ordered by a...

Maiano, Giuliano da (1432-1490)

Giuliano da Maiano, Italian architect, inlayer and sculptor, was born in Maiano, Fiesole in c1432 and died in Naples in 1490. His first works were the wardrobes for the sacristy (Cathedral in Florence, 1463-65), and the doors of the Audience Hall (Palazzo Vecchio, Florence). They were followed by architectural creations like: Palazzo dello Strozzino (Florence), Palazzo...

Maini, Giovanni Battista (1690-1752)

Giovanni Battista Maini, Italian sculptor, was born in Cassana Magnano in 1690 and died in Rome in 1752. He was a pupil of G.Rusnati in Milan, then of G.Rusconi and of F.Della Valle in Rome. Here he worked in numerous churches: monument to cardinal Orsini (1732-1735, St John Lateran); monument to Innocent X (S.Agnese in Agone).

Manetti, Rutilio (1571-1639)

Rutilio Manetti, Italian painter, was born and died in Siena in 1571-1639. He was a pupil of F.Vanni and V.Salimbeni, and was influenced a lot by art of F.Barocci. After a travel to Rome in 1615 and meeting with the works of Caravaggio, he dedicated himself mostly to religious themes: Tentation of St Anthony (1620, Siena, Sant'Agostino), Death of Blessed Antonino Patrizi (...

Mantegna, Andrea (1431-1506)

Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter and engraver, was born in Isola di Carturo, Padua in 1431 and died in Mantua in 1506. Being a pupil and a godson of Francesco Squarcione, he passed a period of artistic formation in culturally rich environment studying works of Tuscanian artists such as Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Castagno, Filippo Lippi and Donatello. The paintings of young...

Manzu', Giacomo (1908-1991) (Giacomo Manzoni)

Giacomo Manzoni, known under his nick-name Giacomo Manzu', Italian sculptor, was born in Bergamo in 1908 and died in Rome in 1991. In 1920-1926 he worked in the work-shop of the engraver of the wood, then in the work shop of goldsmith and stucco-master. After it he joined army in Bologna in the Accademia Cicognini. In 1929 he sojourned in Paris, and in 1930 settled in Milan,...

Maratta, Carlo (1625-1713)

Carlo Maratta, Italian painter, was born in Camerano in 1625 and died in Rome in 1713. He was a pupil of A.Sacchi who directed him to the studies of painting of Raphael and Correggio, A.Carracci and G.Lanfranco. He had as a protector G.B.Bellori, a theoretician of art and a friend of N.Poussin, who supplied the artist with the first work orders: frescoes in Sant'Isidoro (Rome...

Marchionni, Carlo (1702-1786)

Carlo Marchionni, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Ancona in 1702 and died in Rome in 1786. His most famous works were: Sagrestia of St Peter's in Vatican (1784), Villa Albani in Rome, which was a document of rigorous classicism, enriched by the interesting picturesque solutions of the buildings in the garden. As a sculptor he worked in Michelangelo's style:...

Mariani, Camillo (1567-1611)

Camillo Mariani, Italian sculptor, was born in Vicenza in 1567 and died in Rome in 1611. He was a pupil of Alessandro Vittoria in Venice and absorbed the modes of Venetian artists; but working in Rome his style received some monumental lines: colossal stucco statues of Saints (Rome, Chiesa di S.Bernardo alle Terme), statues of St John Baptist and St John Evangelist (Cappella...

Martini, Arturo (1889-1947)

Arturo Martini, Italian sculptor, was born in Treviso in 1889 and died in Milan in 1947. He was a self-taught person, being very young he worked at the factories of ceramics, and was very attracted by clay materials. He then studied at A.Carlini in Treviso and U.Nono in Venice. The primary importance for his artistic formation had a meeting with G.Rossi in Burano in 1909, and...

Marucelli, Paolo (1594-1649)

Paolo Marucelli, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1594-1649. He was active in his home town in the period of innovations conducted by the great baroque masters. His most famous works are: facade of Palazzo Madama (1637-1642); the first project for the convent of Philippinians (1637).

Mascherino, Ottaviano (1524-1606)

Ottavio or Ottaviano Mascherino, Italian architect and painter, was born in Bologna in 1524 and died in Rome in 1606. Being the architect of Gregory XIII since 1578, he created numerous projects for the churches of Rome: facade of Santa Maria Transpontina (1581-1587); reconstruction of San Salvatore in Lauro (1594); finishing of Santa Maria della Scala. At the same time he...

Mazzolino, Ludovico (c1480-c1530)

Ludovico Mazzolino, Italian painter, was born and died in Ferrara in c1480-c1530. From the very beginning he worked for the Este family, and was active mostly in Ferrara and Bologna. He was influenced a lot by Ercole De'Roberti and Lorenzo Costa: a cycle of lost frescoes in Chiesa di S.Maria degli Angeli (1504-1508, Ferrara), frescoes in apartment of Lucrezia Borgia (Ferrara,...