The Lives of the Artists

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537194

Category: Art

Page: 624

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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.

Lives of the Artists

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140444605

Category: Art

Page: 404

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In his Lives of the Artists of the Italian Renaissance, Vasari demonstrated a literary talent that outshone even his outstanding abilities as a painter and architect. Through character sketches and anecdotes he depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to paint; Giulio Romano's startling painting of Jove striking down the giants; and his friend Francesco Salviati, whose biography also tells us much about Vasari's own early career. Vasari's original and soaring vision plus his acute aesthetic judgements have made him one of the most influential art historians of all time.

Lives of the Artists

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141919973

Category: Art

Page: 480

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Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's crucifix; and Michelangelo's painstaking work on the Sistine Chapel, harassed by the impatient Pope Julius II. The Lives also convey much about Vasari himself and his outstanding abilities as a critic inspired by his passion for art.

Vasari's Lives of the Artists

Author: Giorgio Vasari,Jonathan Foster,Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486441806

Category: Art

Page: 258

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One of the principal resources for study of Italian Renaissance art and artists, Vasari's Lives offers colorful, detailed portraits of the era's most representative figures. This single-volume edition spotlights 8 prominent artists.

Vasari's Words

Author: Douglas Biow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108472052

Category: Art

Page: 261

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Explores through keywords how Vasari's Lives is designed to address a variety of compelling, culturally determined ideas.

The Life of Michelangelo

Author: David Hemsoll

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065653

Category: Art

Page: 257

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The fame and influence of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) were as immediate as they were unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that he was the only living artist Giorgio Vasari included in the first edition of Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550. Revised and expanded in 1568, Vasari’s monumental work comprises more than two hundred biographies; for centuries it has been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. Vasari’s biography of Michelangelo, the longest in his Lives, presents Michelangelo’s oeuvre as the culminating achievement of Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture. He tells the grand story of the artist’s expansive career, profiling his working habits; describing the creation of countless masterpieces, from the David to the Sistine Chapel ceiling; and illuminating his relationships with popes and other illustrious patrons. A lifelong friend, Vasari also quotes generously from the correspondence between the two men; the narrative is further enhanced by an abundance of colorful anecdotes. The volume’s forty-two illustrations convey the range and richness of Michelangelo’s art. An introduction by the scholar David Hemsoll traces the textual development of Vasari’s Lives and situates his biography of Michelangelo in the broader context of Renaissance art history.

The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

Author: Noah Charney,Ingrid Rowland

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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“Readers curious about the making of Renaissance art, its cast of characters and political intrigue, will find much to relish in these pages.” —Wall Street Journal Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) was a man of many talents—a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar—but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari’s extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari’s visionary writings that Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift. Lauded by Sarah Bakewell as “insightful, gripping, and thoroughly enjoyable,” The Collector of Lives reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art.

Lives of the most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 528

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This audiobook provides all ten volumes of Giorgio Vasari’s biographies of artists of the Italian Renaissance. Vasari, who lived from 1511 – 1574, is credited with being the first art historian. He was an Italian painter, writer, and architect. The Vasari's Masterpiece is the ideological foundation of art-historical writing, and the basis for biographies of several Renaissance artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto and Michelangelo. The audiobooks are as follows: Volume 1 - Cimabue To Agnolo Gaddi; Volume 2 - Berna To Michelozzo Michelozzi; Volume 3 - Filarete And Simone To Mantegna; Volume 4 - Filippino Lippi To Domenico Puligo; Volume 5 - Andrea Da Fiesole To Lorenzo Lotto; Volume 6 - Fra Giocondo To Niccolo Soggi, Volume 7 - Tribolo To Il Sodoma; Volume 8 - Bastiano To Taddeo Zucchero; Volume 9 - Michelangelo To The Flemings; Volume 10 - Bronzino To Vasari.

The Life of Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0500239851

Category: Art

Page: 0

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A long-awaited new translation of Giorgio Vasari’s “Life of Leonardo da Vinci,” illustrated for the first time, that preserves Vasari’s compelling narrative and respects his meaning with a new precision. Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (1550 and 1568) is a classic of cultural history. In his monumental assembly of artists’ lives, no life is more vivid than that of Leonardo da Vinci, a near-contemporary of Vasari. Illustrated with the works of art discussed by Vasari, and including a selection of Da Vinci’s studies of science and technology, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci paints an intriguing picture of the progress of art in the hands of the master. Succinct notes also provide new insights in light of modern knowledge of Da Vinci’s career. This beautiful gift edition offers a literary translation by eminent scholar Martin Kemp that respects the sixteenth-century Italian, transposing Vasari’s vocabulary into its modern equivalent. Translated in partnership with Lucy Russell, the text will be the first to integrate the 1550 edition and the expanded version of 1568. This fascinating and accessible read coincides with the five hundredth anniversary of Da Vinci’s death.