Pietro Perugino

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Pietro Perugino (c. 1450-1523 CE), real name Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, was an Italian Renaissance artist who created frescoes for the Vatican's Sistine Chapel and was in demand across Italy to decorate church interiors and produce portraits of the ruling class. Perugino was very often interested in creating a sense of space in his works, especially between the main action in the foreground and precisely rendered examples of architecture in the background. The artist's use of space and perspective was influential on many Renaissance artists who followed, notably his one-time pupil Raphael (1483-1520 CE).

More about: Pietro Perugino


  • c. 1450 - 1523
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino.
  • c. 1450
    The Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino is born in Cittá del Pieve near Perugia.
  • c. 1481
    The Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino paints his fresco Delivery of the Keys to St. Peter in the Sistine Chapel, Rome.
  • c. 1496
    The Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino produced frescoes for the Collegio del Cambio in Perugia.
  • 1499 - 1503
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael studies in Peruggia under Pietro Perugino.
  • 1503 - 1505
    The Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino creates his Battle between Love and Chastity painting.
  • 1508
    The Italian Renaissance painter Pietro Perugino is commissioned to paint roundels in the ceiling of the Vatican Palace’s Stanza dell’Incendio.
  • 1523
    The Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino dies in Fontignano near Perugia.