Lives of the Artists: Volume 2

Lives of the Artists: Volume 2

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Overview

Lives of the Artists: Volume 2 by Giorgio Vasari

In his Lives of the Artists of the Italian Renaissance, Vasari demonstrated a literary talent that outshone even his outstanding abilities as a painter and architect. Through character sketches and anecdotes he depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to paint; Giulio Romano's startling painting of Jove striking down the giants; and his friend Francesco Salviati, whose biography also tells us much about Vasari's own early career. Vasari's original and soaring vision plus his acute aesthetic judgements have made him one of the most influential art historians of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140444605
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1988
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,223,782
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) was an accomplished painter and architect, but it is for his illuminating biographies of artists that he is best remembered. George Bull translated widely from the Italian during his lifetime, and also wrote several books on the Renaissance period.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Lives:
Part One
Nicola and Giovanni Pisano
Duccio di Buoninsegna
Part Two
Luca della Robbia
Michelozzo Michelozzi
Andrea del Castagno and Domenico Veneziano
Jacopo, Giovanni, and Gentile Bellini
Antonio and Piero Pollaiuolo
Part Three
Piero di Cosimo
Fra Bartolommeo of San Marco
Andrea del Sarto
Giovanni Battista Rosso
Francesco Mazzuoli (Parmigianino)
Jacopo Palma and Lorenzo Lotto
Giulio Romano
Jacopo Pontormo
Francesco Salviati
Jacopo Sansovino
Notes on the Artists
Further Reading

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