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Giorgio Vasari
The first art historian

Giorgio Vasari, The Artists
Portrait of Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari was an Italian Authors born on July 30, 1511. Vasari contributed to the Italian Renaissance movement and died on June 27, 1574.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Italian Renaissance

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore 1296 – 1436

Temptations of St Jerome, Giorgio Vasari

Temptations of St Jerome 1541

Six Tuscan Poets, Giorgio Vasari

Six Tuscan Poets 1544

The Lives of the Artists, Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Artists 1550

Judith and Holofernes, Giorgio Vasari

Judith and Holofernes 1554

Jacob's Dream, Giorgio Vasari

Jacob's Dream 1557 – 1558

Apotheosis of Cosimo I, Giorgio Vasari

Apotheosis of Cosimo I 1563 – 1565

The Garden of Gethsemane, Giorgio Vasari

The Garden of Gethsemane 1570

The Last Judgement, Giorgio Vasari

The Last Judgement 1572 – 1579

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Vasari on Technique, Recommended Reading

Vasari was one of the first art historians, working in the 16th century—and his treatise on artistic techniques is still insightful 500 years later

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