Vies des artistes ebook by giorgio vasari rakuten kobo. Georgio vasaris original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. Giorgio vasari has 273 books on goodreads with 63791 ratings. Read vies des artistes by giorgio vasari available from rakuten kobo. Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, vasaris collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of renaissance art. This book marvels a bit more as art historty than as biography. Such are the stories told by giorgio vasari, born 500 years ago tomorrow, in lives of the painters, sculptors and architects. Giotto, botticelli, leonardo, raphael, michelangelo, titian, and more on. Lives of the most eminent painters sculptors and architects giorgio vasari.
Lives of the most eminent painters sculptors and architects. The lives of the artists oxford worlds classics by giorgio vasari and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. His lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors and architects runs to over half a million words and some 160 biographical portraits, among them profiles of cimabue, leonardo, botticelli, raphael, titian, and michelangelo. Giorgio vasari 15111571 is well known for his celebrated work on the lives of the renaissance artists. Beginning with cimabue and giotto, who represent the infancy of art, vasari considers the period of youthful vigour, shaped by donatello, brunelleschi, ghiberti, and masaccio, before. The lives of the artists paperback january 1, 1991 by giorgio vasari author.
Le vite, is a series of artist biographies written by 16thcentury italian painter and architect giorgio vasari, which is considered perhaps the most famous, and even today the mostread work of the older literature of. Giorgio vasari was an italian artist, architect and art historian and one of the most influential artists in 16th century italy. See all books authored by giorgio vasari, including lives of the artists, vol. Buy the lives of the artists by giorgio vasari online at alibris. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. The project gutenberg ebook of lives of the most eminent painters sculptors and architects, by giorgio vasari this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Vasaris insights on paintings tend to be more illuminating than on painters.
Giorgio vasari, italian painter, architect, and writer who is best known for his important biographies of italian renaissance artists. Giorgio vasaris most popular book is the lives of the artists. Vasari gallery features rare books, antiquarian prints and vintage posters with specialisation in botanicals and natural history engravings and a wide variety of many different subjects, ranging from the early renaissance to the art nouveau. Michelangelo buonarotti of florence, painter, sculptor and architect 14751564 for primary documents concerning michelangelos career, samples of michelangelos poems, and vasaris biography of michelangelo see the pdf on the columbia university art and humanities site. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Le vite by vasari giorgio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Giorgio vasari books list of books by author giorgio vasari. Some of the details can be fascinating, but its the scope of the work and what it reveals over time that was most valuable to me. Giorgio vasari italian artist and author britannica.
Vasaris book contains the biographies of italian painters, etc. Vasari grew up in the town of arezzo in italy and trained under the guidance of his relatives before moving to florence in order to get the relevant expertise needed to be an artist. But giorgio was more than an artist, he was in many ways the father of art history. Find more prominent pieces of religious painting at best visual art database. Giorgio vasari 15111574 is arguably the single most important source of information for artists of the italian renaissance. The lives of the artists by giorgio vasari alibris. Vies des plus excellents peintres, sculpteurs et architectes by. Giorgio vasari was a painter and architect during the italian renaissance a contemporary of raphael and michelangelo. A chronology of giorgio vasari xxi the lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects, written by giorgio vasari, painter and architect of arezzo, revised and extended by the same, along with their portraits, and with the addition of the lives of living artists and those who died between the years 1550 and 1567.
He is most famous for his book the lives of the great architects, painters and sculptors of italy, which is usually known as vasaris lives. A painter himself, vasari is better known for his collection of biographies of artists spanning the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries called the lives of the artists below are the sections of vasaris lives, organized by artist name. Giorgio vasari 151174 is the plutarch of renaissance italy. But not many people know that vasari was a painter and architect as well as a biographer, and that he wrote one of the most valuable treatises on the technical methods of the painters, architects, and sculptors of his time. The lives of the artists by giorgio vasari abebooks. Lives of the artists by giorgio vasari translated by. The lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects italian. Buy a cheap copy of lives of the most eminent painters. Giorgio vasari, 15111574, was an italian painter, architect and writer. How giorgio vasari invented art history as we know it. These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on italian renaissance art. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Nobody did more than this ardent florentine to establish the idea of. Marriage at cana was created in 1566 by giorgio vasari in mannerism late renaissance style.
A painter and architect in his own right, giorgio vasari 151174 achieved immortality for this book on the lives of his fellow renaissance artists, first. The lives of the artists the first encyclopedia of artists. Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and. In 155o he published his volume the lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects an exhaustive and imaginative record of the artists of his day, and those who came. They are based on earlier written and printed sources, on oral accounts, on his knowledge of works of art. Giorgio vasari biography childhood, life achievements. Beginning with cimabue and giotto in the thirteenth century, he traces the development of italian art across three centuries to. The collector of lives giorgio vasari and the invention of art by ingrid rowland and noah charney illustrated. Books by giorgio vasari author of the lives of the artists.284 365 1519 1056 1626 410 1651 620 873 139 912 1401 1155 558 1087 504 1051 69 35 397 1093 1396 990 611 256 1178 515 1050 819 1171 1370 1388