1579 in art

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The year 1579 in art involved some significant events and new works.


  • The painter Giovanni Battista Paggi is said to have mortally wounded a patron, and is forced to flee his home city of Genoa.
  • The Da Zhao Temple is built in inner Mongolia. Its art treasures include a 10 ft silver Sakyamuni buddha statue.


George Gower, Self-portrait (1579)