Vasari"s life and lives

the first art historian
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Vasari, Giorgio, -- 1511-
StatementEinar Rud ; translated from the Danish by Reginald Spink.
ContributionsSpink, Reginald.
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Giorgio Vasari has books on Goodreads with ratings. Giorgio Vasari’s most popular book is The Lives of the Artists.

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art" and "the first important book on art history".

Giorgio Vasari did all this, but he did it before anyone else, arguably inventing the field of art history. His life was as remarkable as that. Giorgio Vasari () was a man of many talentsa sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholarbut he is best known for Lives of the Artists, Vasaris life and lives book classic account that singlehandedly invented the genre of artistic biography and established the Vasaris life and lives book of Italian Renaissance Vasaris extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill rather than an/5.

Giotto's Father is the first book to examine the extensive and deep theme of family in Vasari's Lives and to explain its importance in the study of the image of the family in the sixteenth century.

The world of the artist's workshop was closely tied to the artist's family by: 3. Vasari’s fame rests on his massive book Le Vite de’ più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani (, 2nd ed., ; Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, –52, trans.

of the 2nd ed.), which was dedicated to Cosimo de’ Medici. In it Vasari offers his own critical history of Western art. Giorgio Vasari next became involved in chronicling the lives, times, works and techniques of the great artists of the era and published his book ‘Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects’ in the year It was the first work of its kind and it was Vasari who first coined the term Renaissance in that book.

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 4/5(3).

Adapted from Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (), this handsome slipcased book focuses on the three giants of Italian Renaissance art - Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti and 's combination of biographical anecdote and critical scrutiny.

An instant success upon its publication in the mid-sixteenth century, Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists remains one of the principal resources for study of the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance. Nothing of the scope and magnitude of this work had ever been conceived; the first complete history of modern art, it is widely regarded as the most influential Brand: Dover Publications.

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Benvenuto Cellini found much fault, but Michelangelo, Gherardi, Salviati and Carlo Fontana praised it. Vasari wrote a second book, somewhat of a supplement to the Lives, entitled Ragionamenti sopra le Invenzioni. Appearing after his death inthe book is a catalog of the allegorical compositions in the Palazzo Vecchio.' [Sources.

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (Italian: Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori), also known as The Lives (Italian: Le Vite), is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read work of the older Author: Giorgio Vasari.

In a little known Italian artist, Giorgio Vasari, published a revolutionary book entitled 'Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to. Buy Vasari's Lives of the Artists: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Vasari, Giorgio (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low 4/5(18). Excerpt from Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists: Michelangelo BUONAROTTI of Florence, Painter, Sculptor and Architect () For primary documents concerning Michelangelo's career, samples of Michelangelo's poems, and Vasari's biography of Michelangelo see the pdf on the Columbia University Art and Humanities site.

Likewise, much of art in the book is described as the most beautiful thing in the world – those descriptions become old after a few paragraphs.

Vasari also opens many chapters with generalized, broad statements about life, happiness, or art (a type of “Happy is the man who ” statement), and that also gets a little annoying.

The Online Books Page. presents. Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari translated by Gaston du C.

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De Vere. This is a volume translation of Vasari's biographies of Italian artists, issued in London by Macmillan. Vasari's Lives of the Artists In Lives of the Artists, Giorgio Vasai described what artists valued and practiced during the sixteenth century, which lead to the High Renaissance.

In architecture and sculpture, Vasari stated that the key principles were the rule, order, proportion, and desig. • SIMONE • LIFE OF SIMONE, CALLED IL CRONACA • DOMENICO PULIGO • LIFE OF DOMENICO PULIGO Produced by Mark C.

Orton, Christine P. Travers and theFile Size: KB. Excerpts from Giorgio Vasari’s “Life of Madonna Properzia de’ Rossi,” sculptor of Bologna As unusual as female painters were, a female sculptor was even rarer.

Few of Properzia de’ Rossi’s works are known today. In addition to a relief in Bologna depicting Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, other attributions include a number of carved fruit stones.

But if the living man would not come back to Florence, his life could be recalled in a Florentine 's first edition of Le vite was published in Florence by the city's ducal printer, Lorenzo Torrentino, in March ,10 the same month as Michelangelo's seventy-fifth birthday, on March book is structured.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Translation by Reginald Spink"--Title page verso. Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rud, Einar, Vasari's life and lives.

London: Thames and Hudson, [] (OCoLC) Named Person. The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today.

Leonardo da Vinci (I5I9) Giorgio Vasari's Lives. From Giorgio Vasari: "Life of Leonardo da Vinci", in Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects ANDREA DEL VERROCCHIO was in his time a goldsmith, sculptor, carver in wood, painter, and musician.

The Lives' colorful and detailed portraits of the most representative figures of Italian painting and sculpture trace the flowering of the Renaissance across three centuries.

This single-volume edition of selections from Vasari's immense work features eight of the book's most noteworthy artists: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli 4/5().

The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today /5(K).

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In studying up for a visit to Italy I noticed that art historians still directly and frequently cite this book, written over years ago.

Since Vasari was a contemporary of the High-Renaissance artists, I thought it would be interesting to read his descriptions of /5(). Few visitors to Florence pay much attention to Giorgio Vasari’s vast cycle of paintings in the Palazzo Vecchio or to his architecture of the Uffizi, but his Lives of the most excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in and again in a much expanded form eighteen years later, is the most influential book about the history of art ever written.

The Grassi Family Coat of Arms is one of two surviving works attributed to de’ Rossi, and in addition to her peachy choice of material, she is also distinguished as the only woman—out of artists—awarded her own chapter in Vasari’s first edition. (The second, published inincludes a few more females, but they are appended to de’ Rossi’s.

The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 4 of 8 - Scholar's Choice Edition. Giorgio Vasari $ - $Caravaggio and Vasari's Lives. Interspersed throughout his book are comments on works of art and issues related to contemporary art theory.

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