The New Student's Reference Work/Vasari, Giorgio

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1162056The New Student's Reference Work — Vasari, Giorgio

Vasari, Giorgio (jōr′jō vä-zä′rḗ), an Italian architect, painter and writer, was born in Tuscany in 1511, and died at Florence in 1574. He studied under Signorelli, Michael Angelo and Sarto. He had great architectural ability, and his Arezzo church and Uffizzi palace stand beside the best buildings of their time. His paintings, however, have every fault of the late Florentine style. His Lives of Painters, Sculptors and Architects have great value and singular charm, though he made many mistakes about the earlier artists and perhaps was prejudiced in favor of his fellow-Tuscans. The work has frequently been translated and is delightful reading.