The Lives of the Artists, Volume 2

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Penguin, 1987 - Art - 375 pages
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Through character sketches and anecdotes the author depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to paint, and Giulio Romano's startling painting of Jove striking down the giants.
 

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Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was an artist, architect, and friend to Michelangelo, so his ‘sketches’ of the lives of Italian artists from the 13th to the 16th centuries is of special interest - it’s art ... Read full review

Contents

PART
1
PART
23
PART THREE
105
NOTES ON THE ARTISTS
334
FURTHER READING
374
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About the author (1987)

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.