Luca Signorelli

1450 - 1523

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Luca Signorelli (c. 1441/1445 – 16 October 1523) was an Italian Renaissance painter from Cortona, in Tuscany, who was noted in particular for his ability as a draftsman and his use of foreshortening. His massive frescos of the Last Judgment (1499–1503) in Orvieto Cathedral are considered his masterpiece. In his early 40s he returned to live in Cortona, after working in Florence, Siena and Rome (1478–84, painting a now lost section of the Sistine Chapel). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luca Signorelli has received more than 295,533 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Luca Signorelli is the 18th most popular artist, the 642nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 644th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Artist.

Luca Signorelli is most famous for his frescoes in the Orvieto Cathedral.

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Among artists, Luca Signorelli ranks 18 out of 125Before him are Yves Klein, Jean Arp, Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Theo van Doesburg, and El Lissitzky. After him are Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Josef Albers, and David Hockney.

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Among people born in 1450, Luca Signorelli ranks 5Before him are Bartolomeu Dias, Hieronymus Bosch, Josquin des Prez, and John Cabot. After him are Yejong of Joseon, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Diogo Dias, Martin Schongauer, Francisco de Almeida, and Marko Marulić. Among people deceased in 1523, Luca Signorelli ranks 3Before him are Pope Adrian VI, and Pietro Perugino. After him are Ulrich von Hutten, Gerard David, Mehmed I Giray, Antonio Grimani, Bartolomeo Montagna, Bogislaw X, Duke of Pomerania, Prospero Colonna, Franz von Sickingen, and Ashikaga Yoshitane.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luca Signorelli ranks 642 out of 5,161Before him are Libius Severus (420), Marozia (890), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Giorgio Agamben (1942), and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507). After him are Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Luigi Riva (1944), Statius (40), Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), and Galeazzo Ciano (1903).

Among ARTISTS In Italy

Among artists born in Italy, Luca Signorelli ranks 1After him are Bruno Munari (1907), Luigi Serafini (1949), James Rivière (1949), Pippa Bacca (1974), Renzo Eusebi (1946), and Vanessa Beecroft (1969).