Pioneer of art history in the Veneto area; first chair of art history at the University of Padua. Fiocco received his undergraduate degree (laurea) at Rome University in 1904 in jurisprudence. After winning the Vittorio Emanuele Prize to the University of Bologna, Faculty of Letters, he returned to the University of Rome studying art history under Adolfo Venturi.His important publication appeared in 1911 as the article, "Di alcune opere dimenticate di Sebastiano Del Piombo," in the Bollettino d 'Art.
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Scholar of art of the Venetian Renaissance; wroteTintoretto catalogue raisonné. Pallucchini's father was a civil engineer who moved his family to Venice in 1925. The younger Pallucchini was introduced to Venetian art by Maria Ciartoso Lorenzetti, whose husband, Giulio Lorenzetti (1886-1951), was writing the famous guidebook on the city. He graduated from college in 1931 from the University of Padua, writing his senior thesis on Giambattista Piazzetta and his school under Giuseppe Fiocco, a pioneer of art history in the Veneto area.
Writer of one of the earliest known examples of art history by a woman author; seventeenth-century femme de lettre. Patin was born in Paris, but spent a majority of her life in Padua, Italy. She came from a family of intellectuals. Her father, Charles Patin, (1633-1693) was a physician and numismatist (whose work helped the art historian Joachim von Sandart. Her grandfather, Guy Patin (1601-1672), also practiced medicine as an eminent French physician. Most distinguished of all, her mother, Magdeleine Homanet, (1640-1682), wrote moral philosophy.
One of the most important writers in mid-19th-century Italy on Gothic art and architecture. His first published research described the history of Paduan architecture. He challenged the contemporary views on aesthetics that were based on the ideas of the Classicists. In his later work, Selvatico studied the art and architecture of Venice particularly its eastern and western influences. He eventually became the Director of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice from 1850-57. Selvatico's spent the latter part of his life trying to reform teaching methods in the Italian academy.