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Muraro, Michaelangelo

    Full Name: Muraro, Michaelangelo

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1913

    Date Died: 1991

    Place Born: Sossano, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

    Place Died: Venice, Veneto, Italy

    Home Country/ies: Italy

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Italian, architecture (object genre), drawings (visual works), Early Western World, Italian (culture or style), Mediterranean (Early Western World), painting (visual works), sculpture (visual works), Venetian (Republic, culture or style), and Viennese


    Historian of Venetian architecture, painting, and drawing. A student of Giuseppe Fiocco, Muraro received his degree from the University of Padua in 1937, and later studied at the Scuola Archaeological Italiana in Athens, and the Scuola e Filologica delle Venezie. At the end of World War II, Murano dedicated himself to the preservation of Venetian architecture, organizing exhibitions that highlighted the Renaissance villas in the Veneto. In 1956, he traveled to the United States, where he worked with Erwin Panofsky to present his research to an American audience. He was appointed Director of the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti in Venice, and helped the Ca’ d’Oro develop into a museum. His scholarship on the art and architecture of Venice also included studies of the paintings of Titian and Carpaccio, as well as medieval Venetian sculpture and 17-18th century drawings.

    Selected Bibliography

    Venetian Villas: the History and the Culture. Introduction by James S. Ackerman. New York: Rizzoli.


    Rosand, David. Michelangelo Muraro. Burlington Magazine 133, no. 1061: 517-18 (1991); The Dictionary of Art ; Pilo, Giuseppe. Michelangelo Muraro. Arte documento 1991, no. 5: 288.

    Contributors: LaNitra Michele Walker


    LaNitra Michele Walker. "Muraro, Michaelangelo." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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