Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Le vite de’ più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani (1550)

A founding stone of modern art history, the Vite written by the Tuscan painter and architect Giorgio Vasari appeared in first edition in 1550. As has been emphasized in recent scholarship, Vasari’s collection of artists’ biographies followed a clear historiographic structure that interpreted the process of art’s rebirth since the late thirteenth century as a…Continue reading Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Le vite de’ più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani (1550)