Historical characters of Cortona

Cortona throughout its history give the birthplace and home to person that have influenced and enriched the world history and cultural heritage, from art to the spiritual. A mark in time that these characters characters have left, which really deserve  admiration through their works. “Cortona Mia” provides a rich page dedicated to those famous.

Santa Margherita da Cortona 1247 – 1297

Mystic woman, but also of action, brave, sought after for advice, he was careful in public life and in the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, was peacemaking.

Luca Signorelli 1445 – 1523

Renaissance naturalist painter, his artistic formation is influenced by Florentine artists of the time, especially by Piero della Francesca, of which he was a student …

Pietro Berrettini 1596 – 1669

Pietro da Cortona, born as Pietro Berrettini, was an Italian painter and architect. Pietro was an early Baroque artist …

Gino Severini 1883 – 1966

Gino Severini was an Italian painter who was able to combine science and art, constructive rigor and inventiveness, he was part of the Futurist movement …