The Lives of the Artists

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537194

Category: Art

Page: 586

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Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the 13th century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo.

The Lives of the Artists

Author: Charles Mee

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1640191291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

View: 8064


". . . what unfurls on the stage . . . is brashly, unapologetically entertaining. . . ." - The New York Times Here are six enthusiastically received plays by Charles Mee inspired by immortal artists: Matisse's Self Portrait, Picasso's Masterpiece, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, and soot and spit. "Charles L. Mee's fascinating and luminous bobrauschenbergamerica . . . is awash with warmth and has a vibrant emotional and intellectual center. . . . It's a stunner." - Variety ". . . bobrauschenbergamerica is a stunning tableau of dance, comedy, memory, feeling, and storytelling." - The Indypendent "Bobrauschenbergamerica is a dizzying, exciting collage of America." - nytheatre.com

Writing the Lives of Painters

Author: Karen Junod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199597006

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 5183


This book explores the development of artists' biographies in the cultural context of 18th- and early 19th-century Britain. It argues that the proliferation of a myriad biographical forms mirrored the privileging of artistic originality and difference within an art world that had yet to generate a coherent 'British School' of painting.

The Lives of the Artists

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192834102

Category: Art

Page: 628

View: 7404


Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of Renaissance art. Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto, who represent the infancy of art, Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour, shaped by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Masaccio, before discussing the mature period of perfection, dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. This specially commissioned translation contains thirty-six of the most important lives as well as an introduction and explanatory notes. - ;Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of Renaissance art. Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto, who represent the infancy of art, Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour, shaped by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Masaccio, before discussing the mature period of perfection, dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. This specially commissioned translation contains thirty-six of the most important lives as well as an introduction and explanatory notes. - ;Includes: Cimabue; Giotto; Duccio; Luca della Robbia; Paolo Uccello; Ghiberti; Masaccio; Filippo Brunelleschi; Donatello; Piero della Francesca; Fra Angelico; Fra Filippo Lippi; Domenico Ghirlandaio; Sandro Botticelli; Andrea del Verrocchio; Mantegna; Leonardo da Vinci; Giorgione; Raphael; Titian; Michelangelo -

Giovan Pietro Bellori: The Lives of the Modern Painters, Sculptors and Architects

Author: Giovanni Pietro Bellori,Giovan Pietro Bellori,Hellmut Wohl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781879

Category: Art

Page: 504

View: 2908


This is the first complete translation of the biographies of fifteen artists, including Annibale Carracci, Carvaggio, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Poussin, written by the seventeenth-century antiquarian Giovan Pietro Bellori. Originally conceived as a continuation of Vasari's famous Lives, it is a fundamental source for seventeenth-century Italian art and artistic theory, providing detailed descriptions of extant and lost works of art, while casting light on the cultural politics of contemporary Rome and the relations between Rome and France. The importance of Bellori's Lives lies in the scrupulous documentation of artists, many of whom he knew personally; the author's detailed descriptions of their works; and his exposition of the classicist theory of art in the introductory lecture, the Idea. This volume contains the twelve Lives published in the original edition of 1672 and three Lives (Guido Reni, Andrea Sacchi, and Carlo Maratti) that survive in manuscript form and that were published for the first time in 1942.