Lives of the Artists

Lives of the Artists - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's crucifix; and Michelangelo's painstaking work on the Sistine Chapel, harassed by the impatient Pope Julius II. The Lives also convey much about Vasari himself and his outstanding abilities as a critic inspired by his passion for art.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141919973
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.22
DEWEY edition: 18
Language: English
Number of pages: 479
Weight: -1g