Table of Contents
Why is the book Giorgio Vasari wrote important?
Because his book Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, first published in 1550 in Florence and in a greatly enlarged edition in 1568, was ‘perhaps the most important book on history of art ever written’ (Peter and Linda Murray, 1963), making Vasari the first art historian in the modern sense.
What did Giorgio Vasari contribute to the renaissance?
Often called “the first art historian”, Vasari invented the genre of the encyclopedia of artistic biographies with his Le Vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects), first published in 1550 and dedicated to Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici.
How was Giorgio Vasari biased?
Vasari was in Rome in 1529 and studied the work of the High Renaissance artists of the period. His own Mannerist paintings were admired in his lifetime but have not stood the test of time. It was very biased towards Florentine artists but included information on the technical methods used in the arts of the time.
What did Vasari say about art?
Vasari’s concept was that art of his own time was the culmination of three centuries of progress of skill and technique, a progress that had as its overall aim the goal of representing the world with evermore naturalism.
Who was Giorgio Vasari and why was he so important?
Giorgio Vasari was one of the foremost artists of 16th century Italy, renowned not only as a painter, draftsman, and architect, but also as the author of Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, a series of artist biographies that formed the basis for modern art history.
What was Julius attitude towards Michelangelo?
Pope Julius was very anxious to see his plans, and the fact of their being hidden greatly excited his desire. But when he went one day he was not admitted. This led to the disturbance already referred to, when Michelangelo had to leave Rome.