American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Vasari, Giorgio 1511-1574. Italian painter, architect, and art historian who wrote Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptors (1550), a history of Renaissance art.
- n. Italian painter and art historian (1511-1574)
“Novello's portrait, by Vasari, is in the grand salon of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. back”
“Giuliano made another beautiful frame for another altar-piece by the hand of Vasari, which is in the Abbey of Classi, a seat of the Monks of”
“In part because of enthusiasts such as Vasari and those who followed, we tend to think of drawing as beginning in the Renaissance.”
“This delighted Edward, and he detained Mary while he took down his "Vasari" and read to her of the old Italian painter who had his breeches made of leather because they wore out so quickly; and then he professed to be grateful for Mr. Watts 'gift, and said he would have the brown trousers made to fit him.”
“Berlin Art "The Vasari Century: Florentine Draughtsmen of the Cinquecento" displays drawings by the 16th-century artist Giorgio Vasari, alongside works by his contemporaries and friends.”
“The Encyclopedia notes that Gregory XIII engaged Vasari to paint scenes “commemorative” of “the triumph of the Most Christian King over the Huguenots.””
“This task was now assigned to the painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, with instructions to honor the glorious killing of the heretical Huguenots.30 Vasari painted three frescoes titled Massacre of the Huguenots.”
“For instance, Giorgio Vasari, in his 1568 Lives of the Artists, makes reference to a variety of paintings and sculpture by their creators, subject matter, location and patrons, but the actual artworks have no separate names.”
“Unlike in Europe, where the genius cult surrounding the artists of the Renaissance-inspired writers like Giorgio Vasari to document the lives of adepts such as Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto, and thus help create the exalted status from which Western artists still benefit today, no similar endeavor has ever been undertaken on the Indian subcontinent.”
“Connected to the museum but worlds away, the hushed Vasari Corridor, which extends for about a half-mile over the Arno, is accessible only by private tour.”
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