Italian Artists & Architects

Vignola (1507-1573) (Jacopo Barozzi)

Jacopo Barozzi, named Vignola, Italian architect and treatise writer, was born in Vignola in 1507 and died in Rome in 1573. He was influenced by the works of S.Serlio, L.B.Alberti, A.d.Sangallo the Younger. After a short Roman period, when he studied ancient monuments, and sojourn in Fontainebleau (1541-1543) together with Primaticcio, Vignola went to Bolonia, where executed...

Viterbo, Antonio da (circa1450-1516) Antonio del Massaro da Viterbo

Antonio da Viterbo or Antonio del Massaro da Viterbo, Italian painter, was born and died in Viterbo in circa1450-1516. He was also known under the name "il Pastura". Most of his works are frescoes: collaboration with Pinturicchio in decoration of appartamento Borgia in Vatican; tribune of the Cathedral of Orvieto; choir of the Cathedral of Tarquinia.

Viti, Timoteo (1469-1525) (Timoteo Della Vite)

Timoteo Viti, or Timoteo Della Vite, Italian painter, was born and died in Urbino in 1469-1525. According to a tradition at the age of 20 he entered the work-shop of Francia in Bologna (1490-1495). After return to the home town he was comissioned on execution of Madonna col Bambino e santi for the Cathedral (Milan, Brera); and other works strongly influenced by Raphael: Santi...

Viviani, Antonio (1560-1620)

Antonio Viviani, named Il Sordo d'Urbino, Italian painter, was born and died in Urbino in 1560-1620. He was active in Rome (frescoes in Vatican Library and in Scala Santa, 1585-1590), in Genoa (1596-1598), in Urbino (Cappella della Concezione e del Santo Sacramento in Cathedral, Chiesa dell'Annunciata, etc.) and in Fano, Pesaro, Rimini, and Fossombrone.

Volterra, Daniele da (1509-1566) (Daniele Ricciarelli)

Daniele Ricciarelli, named Daniele da Volterra, Italian painter was born in Volterra in circa 1509 and died in Rome in 1566. He was educated by Sodoma and Peruzzi, and later in Rome - by Perin del Vaga, with who Volterra worked in Cappella del Crocifisso in the church San Marcello al Corso. The frieze with the Storie di Fabio Massimo in the Palazzo Massimo shows the interest...

Volterra, Francesco da (16th-17th centuries)

Francesco Capriani, named Francesco da Volterra, Italian architect, lived in the 16th-17th centuries. Among numerous works executed in Rome are the churches of San Giacomo degli Incurabili (finished by Maderna), of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere, of Santa Maria dell'Orto, of Santa Chiara (1562) and Palazzo Lancelotti. Between 1565 and 1570 he worked for the duke of...

Ximenes, Ettore (1855-1926)

Ettore Ximenes, Italian sculptor, was born in Palermo in 1855 and died in Rome in 1926. He studied sculpture in Palermo, but it was fundumental the contact with V.Gemito in Naples, where he was also the pupil of D.Morelli in Academy. Affermed in the 70's (golden medal at the International Exposition in Paris of 1878 with the sculpture L'equilibrio), Ximenes became very soon...

Zanelli, Angelo (1879-1942)

Angelo Zanelli, Italian sculptor, was born in San Felice del Benaco, Brescia, 1879 and died in Rome in 1942. He settled in Rome in 1904, and won a contest of the projects for the Monument of Victor Emanuel II in Piazza Venezia, for which he executed a frieze and a statue of Dea Roma. He also executed some other monumental statues.

Zuccari, Federico (1542-1609) (brother of Taddeo)

Federico Zuccari, Italian painter, architect and theorist, was born in Sant'Angelo in Vado, Urbino in 1542/43 and died in Ancona in 1609. Being very young he moved to Rome, where was a pupil of his brother Taddoleo and later, his collaborator. Independently, Zuccari decorated in 1560 Casino di Pio IV in Vatican and after a sojourn in Veneto (1561-1564) and Florence (1565),...

Zuccari, Taddeo (1529-1566)

Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, was born in Sant'Angelo in Vado, Urbino in 1529 and died in Rome in 1566. Sent to study painting by his father Ottaviano, he spent the years of artistic formation in Rome choosing as a model the art of Perin del Vaga and Polidoro da Caravaggio. His first important work was the facade of Palazzo Mattei (1548, doesn't exists anymore). After a...

Zucchi, Jacopo (circa 1541-circa1589)

Jacopo Zucchi, Italian painter, was born in Florence in circa 1541 and died in Rome in circa 1589. He was a pupil of Vasari, participated in the decoration works of the Palazzo Vecchio. His most famous woks are: La pesca dei coralli (Rome, Gall.Borghese); Nascita del Battista (Rome, San Giovanni decollato); frescoes in the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia in Rome. The...

Art Glossary - Terms Used In Italian Artists & Architects Bios List

Given As Alphabetical Order A a.C.= after Christ acqua= water aisle= passageway separating seating areas in a theatre, church, etc.; lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel albergo= hotel Alps= a mountain range in southern central Europe, extending over 1000km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and northwestern Italy through...

Orlandi, Clemente (1694-1775)

Clemente Orlandi, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1694-1775. His most important work is Chiesa di S.Paolo Eremita (Rome, 1767-1772), with the elements similar to those by Bernini and Borromini.

Sarti, Antonio (1797-1880)

Antonio Sarti, Italian architect, was born in Budrio, Bologna in 1797 and died in Rome in 1880. His works are executed in impressive neo-Greek forms: chiesa del Salvatore in Terracina (1846), Fabbrica dei Tabacchi in Rome, Villa Bracciano (Torlonia) in Rome (1835).

Sardi, Giuseppe (1680-1753)

Giuseppe Sardi, Italian architect, was born in Sant'Angelo in Vado, Pesaro in 1680 and died in Rome in 1753. He was a self-taught person and based his work on the main principles of Borromini's art: the church of Rosario (Marino, 1712); Battistero di San Lorenzo in Lucina (Rome, 1721); facade of the church S.Maria Maddalena in Campo Marzio (Rome, 1735); facade of the church S....