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    characters Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari This 2005 Dover edition is an abridged version of a 1967 two volume edition of Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects often called today Lives of the Artists or just “Vasari’s Lives” The translation used is that of Mrs Jonathan Foster 1851 The artists included are Giotto Masaccio Fra Filippo Lippi Botticelli Leonardo Raphael Michelangelo and Titian These eight artists ar

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subseuently express with their hands ― Giorgio Vasari The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and ArchitectsI normally don't gravitate towards abridged books but Vasari's 'The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects' is

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari An artist lives and acuires fame through his works; but with the passing of time which consumes everything thes

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari I think I’m actually reading the unabridged version which is sooooo much longer than this version

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    characters Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri Giorgio Vasari Ó 3 review review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Giorgio Vasari Interesting to read about all the works that no longer exist Also really useful in that it makes these larger than life artists at least semi human Lots of moments like this Then Michaelangelo made a model in wax of a young David wi

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari But what inflicted incomparably greater damage and loss on the arts than the things we have mentioned Constantine’s move to Byzantium invasions etc was the fervent enthusiasm of the new Christian religion After long and bloody combat Christianity aided by a host of miracles and the burning sincerity of its adherents defeated and wiped out the old faith of the pagans Then with great fervour and diligence it strove to cast out and utterly

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari Didn't hate it didn't love it It felt repetitive after the 200th page and it became about finishing rather than learning about Renaissance artists

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari I absolutely love the Renaissance The history the art the literature everything I find it fascinating and amazing And win

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    E–book [Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri] µ Giorgio Vasari My undergraduate degree is in Art History so I've read my fair share of Art History books It was interesting to me the way he presented artists which was very different than any Art History book I've ever read Most Modern Art Historians tell you why the artist is important and what he or she did for art but I've never heard it said that this artist's work was so beautiful that you wonder if he is human or if his hand

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characters Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri

review Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri 103 Leschi Ghiberti and Masaccio before discussing the mature period of perfection dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo Raphael and MichelangeloThis specially commissioned translation contains thirty six of the most important lives as well as an introduction and explanatory notesAbout the SeriesFor over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has. I think I m actually reading the unabridged version which is sooooo much longer than this version

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review Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri 103 Made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities helpful notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and mu. My undergraduate degree is in Art History so I ve read my fair share of Art History books It was interesting to me the way he presented artists which was very different than any Art History book I ve ever read Most Modern Art Historians tell you why the artist is important and what he or she did for art but I ve never heard it said that this artist s work was so beautiful that you wonder if he is human or if his hand was touched by God That s how Vasari presents the artists He puts a lot of his own opinion in the biography of these artists and their works I really enjoyed reading his opinion because by the third artist I realized that sometimes Vasari s opinion of what was great art was completely different than my own opinions It made me think that maybe it s because so much has happened in art through the centuries that time and modernism may have changed the way we look at art It was very interesting I even read all of the biography of Michalangelo even though he wasn t my favorite artist to begin with Vasari loved him so much that I think I like Michaelangelo better now I also re discovered some artists such as Antonio da Corregio and Andrea Mantegna who I forgot about though I do not know why

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review Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri 103 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 artBeginning with Cimabue and Giotto who represent the infancy of art Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour shaped by Donatello Brunel. An artist lives and acuires fame through his works but with the passing of time which consumes everything these works the first then the second and the third fade away After Plutarch s Lives Vasari s Lives of the Artists is likely the most iconic collection of biographies of famous men He published two editions of the book the first in 1550 the second in 1568 and both found success in Vasari s lifetime and have continued to sell well ever since In life Vasari was a typical Renaissance man achieving fame for his paintings he decorated the Palazzo Vecchio and his architecture he was responsible for the loggia of the Uffizi in addition to his work as a biographer Granted his paintings are not highly regarded nowadays though many are pleasing enough to my eyes but this posthumous verdict did not prevent him from making a fine living And when you write the first book of art history in the history of art the rest hardly matters The edition I own is highly abridged as are nearly all popular versions since the original contains dozens upon dozens of painters sculptors and architects most of whom the casual reader does not know of or care for This explains why most of the Lives are so short Indeed fans of any particular Renaissance artist are liable to be disappointed by Vasari s treatment He runs through Sandro Botticelli in all of ten pages for example barely pausing to mention the Birth of Venus Indeed many of these biographies are hardly biographies at all just extended catalogues of works This is certainly useful for the art historian though Vasari made many mistakes but it does not make for electrifying readingThe modern psychoanalyzing mode of artistic biographies was of course entirely alien to Vasari and he seems to regard the artist s personality as a source of gossip but not of insight This does not prevent him from including many good stories Like Plutarch himself Vasari is rich in anecdote and as in Plutarch half of them are probably false Fact or fiction however a good story is preferable to a dry fact We hear of Cimabue agreeing to take on Giotto as a pupil after seeing the young boy scratching on a stone or of Paolo Uccello staying up long nights to work on problems of perspective Whether these stories help us to understand the paintings is doubtful but they do help to bring alive this amazing time in historyVasari begins the book with a sketch of the history of art as he understood it His opinion is not a masterpiece of subtlety In essence the Greeks and Romans understood that art begins by copying nature and so produced excellent works then art fell into barbarism Vasari coined the term gothic to describe medieval art in which the ancient knowledge was lost and artists had no knowledge of proper techniue finally the painter Giotto came and revived the arts inaugurating a process that culminated in the works of Michelangelo I must say that this view though little than naked prejudice is at least refreshing in Vasari s conviction that art was ascending and culminating in his own epoch Most of us are disposed to think it is declining It is striking that Michelangelo s historic importance was understood even during his own lifetime This was not an age of poor Van Goghs working in lonely shacks The great artists were recognized and rewarded when they lived and younger artists were seen to have surpassed their masters novel concepts in our romantic ageThe Life of Michelangelo whom Vasari knew and worshipped is by far the longest and forms the core of this collection Indeed all the other lives can be seen as mere leadup to the great Florentine who fulfils all the promise of former ages Vasari here turns from chronicler to hagiographer praising Michelangelo with every breath You might even say that Vasari turns into uite the Boswell including various bits of Michelangelo s conversation and also several letters written to him by the great artist as if to prove that Michelangelo really was his friend All this makes for good reading even if the worshipful tone is grating The second longest Life in my collection is that of another Florentine Vasari was a fierce patriot of his home city Filippo Brunelleschi This life is perhaps even better than that of Michelangelo as Vasari charts the suabbles and drama behind the scenes of Brunelleschi s domeVasari s style is easygoing and almost conversational and the pages go by uickly He strikes me as a man full of shallow opinions but of a generous mind and a steady judgment This book full of errors lacking any historical context and greatly out of step with modern opinion could hardly be read as a standalone volume on Renaissance painting But every book on the subject borrows knowingly or unknowingly from Vasari who has given bread to scholars and delight to readers for generations with this charming bookI have endeavored not only to record what the artists have done but to distinguish between the good the better and the best and to note with some care the methods manners styles behavior and ideas of the painters and sculptors I have tried as well as I know how to help people who cannot find out for themselves to understand the sources and origins of various styles and the reasons for the improvement or decline of the arts at various times and among different people

  • Paperback
  • 586
  • Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri
  • Giorgio Vasari
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9780199537198