Historical characters of Cortona

“Throughout its history, Cortona has been the birthplace and home to individuals who have influenced and enriched the world’s history and cultural heritage, from art to spirituality. These characters have left a lasting mark in time, and their works truly deserve admiration. The website “Cortona Mia” provides a dedicated page for these famous historical figures of Cortona.”

Santa Margherita da Cortona 1247 – 1297

“She was a mystic woman, but also a woman of action – brave, sought after for her advice. She was careful in her public life and in the struggles between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, and was known for her peacemaking efforts.”

Luca Signorelli 1445 – 1523

“Luca Signorelli was an Italian painter and one of the most important artists of the High Renaissance. He was born in Cortona and known for his skillful use of perspective and foreshortening and his religious compositions, frescoes cycles in the Orvieto Cathedral and the San Brizio Chapel in the Duomo of Orvieto are considered masterpieces of the Renaissance art.”

Pietro Berrettini 1596 – 1669

Pietro Berrettini, also known as Pietro da Cortona, was an Italian Baroque painter and architect, who was born in Cortona, Tuscany in 1596. He was one of the leading artists of his time, known for his grand frescoes, architectural designs, and dramatic use of light and color. He is also considered one of the founders of the Academy of Saint Luke in Rome. He died in Rome in 1669.

Gino Severini 1883 – 1966

“Gino Severini was an Italian painter, a leading member of the Futurist movement, and one of the key figures of the development of the modern art in Italy. He was born in Cortona and his works had been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States.”