Italian Artists & Architects

Mazzoni, Giulio (circa 1525-after 1589)

Giulio Mazzoni, Italian sculptor, stucco-maker, painter and architect, was born and died in Piacenza in circa 1525-after 1589. He was a pupil of Vasari, and led his vast activity in Rome and in Piacenza. The most valuable part of the works created by Mazzoni were stucco decorations, as a fine example of which serves the decoration of Palazzo Spada in Rome.

Mengs, Anton Raphael (1728-1779)

Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter and theorist, was born in Aussig, Bohemia in 1728 and died in Rome in 1779. His first teacher was his father Ismael, a painter and a miniaturist from Dresden, working for the court of August III of Saxony, who in 1741 sent him to Rome, where Anton Raphael could complete his artistic formation studying the ancient art and the works of great...

Messina, Francesco (1900)

Francesco Messina, Italian sculptor, was born in Linguaglossa, Catania in 1900. His artistic formation took place in a work-shop of a marble cutter in Genoa, and due to visits of numerous museums of Europe. In 1934 he became a professor in the Academy of Brera. His works include: Boxer (1930, Turin, Mus.Civico), Swimmer (1930, Rome, Gall.Naz.), Marussig (1929, Vienna, Gal.des...

Michetti, Nicolo' (1675-1759)

Nicolo' Michetti, Italian architect, was born in 1675 and died in Rome in 1759. He executed some reconstruction and restoration works: Palazzo Colonna (1730). His major undertaking was construction of the Chiesa di S.Pietro a Zagarolo (Rome, 1717-1722).

Mochi, Francesco (1580-1654)

Francesco Mochi, Italian sculptor, was born in Montevarchi, Arezzo in 1580 and died in Rome in 1654. His formation as an artist took place in Florence and in Rome, where he was a helper of C.Mariani. The new phase passing from Mannerism to Baroque is represented in two charming figures of Annunciazione for the Duomo in the city of Orvieto (1602-1608) (Mus.dell'Opera del Duomo...

Mola, Pier Francesco (1612-1666)

Pier Francesco Mola, Italian painter, was born in Coldrerio, Canton Ticino in 1612 and died in Rome in 1666. He studied in the workshop of Cavalier d'Arpino in Rome, but his artistic formation took place in modern environment of Guercino, P.da Cortona, A.Sacchi and etc. His experience grew a lot during a long sojourn in Venice. After return to Rome in 1647 Mola created the...

Montelupo, Raffaello da (1505-1567)

Raffaele Sinibaldi named Raffaello da Montelupo, Italian sculptor and architect, was born in Montelupo in 1505 and died in Orvieto in 1567. He was a helper of Lorenzetto in Rome: Cappella Chigi in Santa Maia del Popolo, and later went to Loreto with Sansovino: Visitazione and Adorazione dei Magi (1533) (Santa Casa); being in Florence with Michelangelo, he created: San Damiano...

Morandi, Giovanni Maria (1622-1717)

Giovanni Maria Morandi, Italian painter, was born in Florence in 1622 and died in Rome in 1717. He worked in Florence, Venice and mostly in Rome, where depicted the Death of Mary in Chiesa di S.Maria della Pace, as well as numerous paintings for duke Salviati (Rome) and for Leopold I (Vienna).

Moratti, Francesco (...-circa1719) (il Padovano)

Francesco Moratti, named il Padovano, Italian sculptor, was born in Padua and died in Rome in circa 1719. He was a pupil of G.F.Parodi, who in his turn was a pupil of G.L.Bernini in Rome. Together with Parodi Moratti collaborated over the tomb of Orazio Secco (Basilica del Santo, Padua). Successively he worked in Rome for the churches Chiesa del Gesu', S.Maria degli Angeli, S....

Morelli, Cosimo (1732-1812)

Cosimo Morelli, Italian architect, was born and died in Imola in 1732-1812. He was a representative of neo-Renaissance current in architecture, and executed works as: Theatre (1779-1780) and Duomo (1781) in Imola, and some other works in Fermo and Macerata. His most famous creation is Palazzo Braschi in Rome (1790-1804), with a facade inspired by Renaissance tradition.

Moretti, Luigi (1907-1973)

Luigi Moretti, Italian architect and urbanist, was born in Rome in 1907 and died in Capraia in 1973. He participated in projecting of Foro Italico in Rome (1936), Piazza Imperiale and entrance palaces in EUR (Rome, 1938-42). After the WWII he founded a magazine "Space" and produced the following works: houses-hotels (1947-50, Milan, Via Bassini, Via Corridoni), a complex of...

Moretto (1498-1554) (Alessandro Bonvicino)

Alessandro Bonvicino, named Moretto, Italian painter, was born and died in Brescia in 1498-1554. The years of artistic formation were spent in Venice or in Padua. Except some occasional sojourns in Bergamo, Milan and Veneto he spent all his life in his native city, the place conquered by religious ideals of the Catholic reform. Moretto was an honorable member of the...

Muziano, Girolamo (c1528/32-1592)

Girolamo Muziano, Italian painter, was born in Acquafredda, Brescia in 1528/32 and died in Rome in 1592. In the beginning he followed the modes of Brescian artists, and studied in Padua, where got to know L.Sustris and D.Campagnola in 1544-46, and in Venice until 1549. In 1550 he moved to Rome, where was influenced a lot by Michelangelo and S.del Piombo: Resurrection of...

Myron (the 5th century b.C.)

Myron, Greek sculptor, lived in the 5th century b.C.. He worked mainly in bronze and introduced a greater variety of pose into Greek sculpture: statues of athletes (Lada, Discobolo), of Gods and heroes (Eretteo, Perseo, Atena, Eracle, Apollo), of animals (Vacca). But with the certainty there are only three works executed by Myron: Discobolo (Discus-thrower) (pictured: Roman...

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