Italian Artists & Architects

Passalacqua, Pietro (died 1748)

Pietro Passalacqua, Italian architect, lived in the 18th century and was of Sicilian origins. He was active in Rome and participated in construction of some churches.

Passignano (circa1560-1636) (Domenico Cresti)

Domenico Cresti named Passignano, Italian painter, was born in Passignano, Perugia in circa 1560 and died in Florence in 1636. Beginning in Florence, he was influenced by Federico Zuccari, with who collaborated on the decoration of the dome of Duomo. As well as Cigoli, he was searching the ways of renewing of the late mannerist modes, with the vibrant chromatics discovered by...

Penni, Giovan Francesco (circa1488-1528) (Fattore)

Giovan Francesco Penni, named Fattore, Italian painter, was born in Florence in circa 1488 and died in Naples in 1528. He was a pupil and collaborator of Raphael, participated in frescoing of the Palazzi Vaticani in Rome, Stanza dell'Incendio del Borgo, Logge Vaticane, Loggia di Psiche alla Farnesina and others. After the death of Raphael, Penni collaborated with Giulio Romano...

Perugino (1445/50-1523) (Pietro Vannucci)

Pietro Vannucci named Perugino, Italian panter, was born in Citta' della Pieve, Perugia in 1445-1450, and died in Fontignano, Perugia, in 1523. His artistic formation based on two great schools: the school of Piero della Francesca, that Perugino got to know through its numerous works spread between Umbria, Marche and Tuscany; and the school of Verrocchio, of who, Perugino was...

Peruzzi, Baldassarre (1481-1537)

Baldassarre Peruzzi, Italian painter and architect, was born in Siena in 1481 and died in Rome in 1536. He began in his native city as a painter, following the modes of Pinturicchio. With the transfer to Rome, his style matured because of contacts with Sodoma and, most of all, with Raphael. Connection between the real space (architecture) and illusory space (painting), was...

Peruzzi, Giovanni Sallustio (circa 1510-1573) (son of Baldassarre)

Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi, Italian architect, was born in Siena in the beginning of the 16th century and died probably in Austria in 1573. He was a son of Baldassare Peruzzi and executed in Rome the entrance door of the Castel Sant'Angelo and some other works. In 1567 he went to Vienna and worked there as an engineer and architect of the emperor Maximilian II.

Piacentini, Marcello (1881-1960)

Marcello Piacentini, Italian architect and urbanist, was born and died in Rome in 1881-1960. In 1907 he won the contest of architectural projects for the arrangement of the city center of Bergamo, realized in 1927. In 1910 Piacentini realized an Italian pavilion at the World Exposition in Brussels; and in 1915-1917 the cinema Corso in Rome. In the years of Mussolini's regime,...

Piacentini, Pio (1846-1928)

Pio Piacentini, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1846-1928. He was one of the principal representatives of the contemporary architecture which changed the look of Rome after 1870. His main works were all executed in Rome: Palazzo dell'Esposizione (1880-1882); Palazzo Sforza Cesarini (1886); Palazzo del Ministero di grazia e giustizia (1920).

Piermarini, Giuseppe (1734-1808)

Giuseppe Piermarini, Italian architect, was born and died in Foligno in 1734-1808. His activity took place mostly in Milan where he moved in 1769 following G.Vanvitelli, of who he was a pupil in Rome and collaborator in construction of Reggia di Caserta (1765-1769). Vanvitelli en-charged the young architect in reconstruction of the ancient Palazzo Ducale (1770-1780), which was...

Pinelli, Bartolomeo (1781-1835)

Bartolomeo Pinelli, Italian designer and engraver, was born and died in Rome in 1781-1835. He studied first in Bologna, and then in school of F.Giani in Rome. His first collection of engravings was published in 1809 and represents "50 Picturesque Costumes" very popular between tourists in Rome of that epoch. His other famous series were "Briganti" (1818-1819) and "Seven hills...

Pino, Marco dal (circa1525-circa1587) (Marco da Siena)

Marco dal Pino, named Marco da Siena, Italian painter and architect, was born in Costalpino, Siena in circa 1525 and died in Naples in circa 1587. He went in Rome and in 1546 worked with Perin del Vaga in Castel S.Angelo. He tried to join the composition solutions of Raphael's and Michelnagelo's modes: Resurrezione (Rome, Oratorio del Gonfalone). In 1557 Marco moved to Naples...

Pinturicchio (1454-1513) (Bernardino di Betto)

Bernardino di Bette, named Pinturicchio, Italian painter, was born in Perugia in 1454 and died in Siena in 1513. He was a pupil of B.Caporali, and knew Verrocchio and, most of all, Perugino, with who collaborated in Perugia: Storie di San Bernardino (1473) (Perugia, Gall.Naz.), as well as in Rome: decoration of the Sistine Chapel (1481-1483). During the following years he...

Piombo, Sebastiano del (circa 1485-1547) (Sebastiano Luciani)

Sebastiano Luciani, named Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter, was born in Venice in circa1485 and died in Rome in 1547. Living in Rome since 1511, he worked in Farnesina: Metamorfosi of Ovid; and the church S.Pietro in Montorio (1517-1524). After return to Venice in 1526-1529, he settled in Rome for good, where obtained the office of the pontific sealing (piombatura)....

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian engraver, etcher and architect, was born in Maiano di Mestre in 1720 and died in Rome in 1778. After a first period of studies in Venice, he went to Rome in 1740 where remained for nearly all of his life, except short sojourns in Naples and Venice (1744-1745), Pompei and Ercolano (1770), Paestum (1777). The first cycle of engravings Prima...

Pisa, Isaia da (15th century)

Isaia da Pisa, Italian sculptor, was active between 1447 and 1464. He worked mostly in Rome and Naples, and was specialized in decorative relieves: Madonna and the Child between saints Peter and Paul and donators (Rome, Vatican Grottoes), and in burial monuments: a Tomb of pope Eugenius IV (1447, Rome, Chiesa di S.Salvatore in Lauro). From 1445 he participated in decoration of...