Lives of the Artists

Author(s): Giorgio Vasari; Julia Conway Bondanella (Translator); Peter Bondanella (Translator)

History & Theory

Georgio Vasari's original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, with striking immediacy conveyed through character sketches, anecdotes, and detailed recording of conversations. Despite some factual inaccuracies, Michelangelo praised Vasari for endowing artists with immortality. Vasari's shrewd judgments and his precise pinpointing of the emotions aroused by individual works of art bear out his prediction that he would have a worldwide influence on the history of art. Volume One covers the following artists: Cimabue, Giotto, Uccello, Ghiberti, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Alberti, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgione, Correggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, as well as additional notes on the artists.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780192817549
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : August 1991
  • : 1.065 Inches X 4.63 Inches X 7.31 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Giorgio Vasari; Julia Conway Bondanella (Translator); Peter Bondanella (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 614