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Anna Maria Fioravanti Baraldi

Italian painter, architect and stage designer. His father Tommaso (fl 1503–23) was a painter and decorator at the court of the Este in Ferrara, and Girolamo was trained in the workshop of Garofalo. He visited Rome in the early 1520s (Fioravanti Baraldi) and in ...

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Miles L. Chappell

Italian painter, draughtsman, architect and scenographer. He was one of the most influential artists in 17th-century Florence, reacting against the artificiality of Mannerism and introducing a new clarity and naturalism attuned to the Counter-Reformation to create a distinctively Florentine Baroque style. His architecture unites the fantasy of ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Tours.

Sculptor.

Gaby participated in the preparations for the festivities staged in honour of the entry into Tours of Queen Anne of Brittany.

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Italian painter, illuminator, architect, stage designer, and engineer. His earliest surviving documented works, illuminations for an Antiphonal, signed and dated 1531–2 (ex-Olivetan convent, Finalpia; Genoa, Bib. Berio), suggest training with or sympathy for Sodoma, and later he seems to have been drawn more broadly into the orbit of other influential painters in Siena, such as Domenico Beccafumi, and ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Valsolda near Lugano from 1570 to 1590.

Sculptor.

He modelled 95 statues in terracotta in the chapel of La Stage degli Innocenti (the Massacre of the Innocents) at Varallo.

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Arthur R. Blumenthal

Italian family of architects and stage designers. The architect Alfonso di Santi Parigi, known as il Francia (b Florence, c. 1535; d Florence, 8 Oct 1590), was the nephew of Bartolomeo Ammanati and succeeded Giorgio Vasari as head of the Fabbrica degli Uffizi in ...

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1574, in Pesaro (Marche); died 25 December 1634, in Pesaro.

Painter, architect. Stage sets.

Niccolo Sabbatini worked in Urbino, in the service of the duke Francesco Maria II, for many years.

Hewitt, Bernard (ed.): The Renaissance Stage: Documents of Serlio, Sabbatini and Furttenbach...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in 1593.

Painter. Perspectives. Stage sets.

Vincenzo Taragnoli worked for the productions performed during the Mantua carnival.

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Maria Leonor d’Orey

Portuguese writer, designer and goldsmith. He was active from 1502 to 1536 in the service of Queen Eleanor, Manuel I and John III as a playwright, goldsmith, musician, stage designer and actor. It is known, on the evidence of the King’s will, that in 1503...