|Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects|
A cover of the Vite
|Original title||Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori|
|Translator||E. Giorgio Vasari ( 30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an Italian painter and Architect, who is today famous L. Seeley|
|Publisher||Torrentino (1550), Giunti (1568)|
|Publication date||1550 (enlarged 1568)|
|Pages||369 (1550), 686 (1568)|
The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history". Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Giorgio Vasari ( 30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an Italian painter and Architect, who is today famous The history of art usually refers to the History of the Visual arts, such as Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.  The title is often abridged to the Vite or the Lives.
As the first Italian art historian, Vasari initiated the genre of an encyclopedia of artistic biographies that continues today. He coined the term "Renaissance" (rinascita) in print, though an awareness of the ongoing "rebirth" in the arts had been in the air from the time of Alberti. The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth" Italian: Rinascimento, from re- "again" and nascere Leon Battista Alberti ( February 14, 1404 &ndash April 25, 1472) was an Italian author artist Architect, Poet  Vasari's work was first published in 1550 by Lorenzo Torrentino in Florence, and dedicated to Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany Cosimo I de' Medici (June 12 1519 &ndash April 21 1574 was Duke of Florence from 1537 to 1574 reigning as the first Grand It included a valuable treatise on the technical methods employed in the arts. It was partly rewritten and enlarged in 1568 and provided with woodcut portraits of artists (some conjectural). A portrait is a painting, photograph, Sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person in which the face and its expression is predominant
The work has a consistent and notorious bias in favour of Florentines and tends to attribute to them all the new developments in Renaissance art—for example, the invention of engraving. Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard usually flat surface by cutting grooves into it Venetian art in particular, let alone other parts of Europe, is systematically ignored.  Between his first and second editions, Vasari visited Venice and the second edition gave more attention to Venetian art (finally including Titian) without achieving a neutral point of view. Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c 1485 &ndash August 27 1576 better known as Titian, was the leading painter of the 16th-century Venetian John Symonds claimed in 1899 that "It is clear that Vasari often wrote with carelessness, confusing dates and places, and taking no pains to verify the truth of his assertions. ", while acknowledging that despite these shortcomings, it is one of the basic sources for info on the Renaissance in Italy. 
Vasari's biographies are interspersed with amusing gossip. Many of his anecdotes have the ring of truth, although likely inventions. Others are generic fictions, such as the tale of young Giotto painting a fly on the surface of a painting by Cimabue that the older master repeatedly tried to brush away, a genre tale that echoes anecdotes told of the Greek painter Apelles. Cenni di Pepo (Giovanni Cimabue (c 1240 — c 1302 also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian Benvenuto di Giuseppe was an Italian painter and creator He did not research archives for exact dates, as modern art historians do, and naturally his biographies are most dependable for the painters of his own generation and the immediately preceding one. Modern criticism—with all the new materials opened up by research—has corrected many of his traditional dates and attributions.  The work is widely considered a classic even today, though it is widely agreed that it must be supplemented by modern critical research.
Vasari includes a 42 page sketch of his own biography at the end of his Vite, and adds further details about himself and his family in his lives of Lazzaro Vasari and Francesco Salviati. Francesco de' Rossi (1510-1563 was an Italian Mannerist painter from Florence, also active in Rome. 
Vasari's Vite has been described as "by far the most influential single text for the history of Renaissance art" and "the most important work of Renaissance biography of artists".  Its influence is situated mainly in three domains: as an example for contemporary and later biographers and art historians, as a defining factor in the view on the Renaissance and the role of Florence and Rome in it, and as a major source of information on the lives and works of early Italian artists.
The Vite have been translated wholly or partially into many languages, including English, Dutch, German and French.
Flood of artist biographies
The Vite started a wave of artist biographies. Other, mainly 17th century biographers often were called the Vasari of their country. Karel Van Mander in The Netherlands was probably the first Vasarian author with his Het Schilderboeck (The Painters' Book) from 1604, the first comprehensive list of biographies of painters from the Low Countries. Karel van Mander (May 1548– September 2, 1606) Flemish painter, Poet and Biographer, was born of a noble family The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands  Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688), author of Deutsche Akademie, was known as the "German Vasari". Joachim von Sandrart ( May 12, 1606 - October 14, 1688) was a German art-historian and painter.  In England, Aglionby's Painting Illustrated from 1685 was largely based on Vasari as well. 
View of the Renaissance
The Vite is also important as the basis for discussions on the development of style, It influenced the view art historians had of the Early Renaissance for a long time, placing too much emphasis on the achievements of Florentian and Roman artists while ignoring those of the rest of Italy and certainly the artists from the rest of Europe. 
Source of information
Finally, it has also been for centuries the most important source for info on Early Renaissance Italian (and especially Tuscan) painters and the attribution of their paintings. In 1899, an author like John Addington Symonds used the Vite as one of his basic sources for the description of artists in his 7 books on Renaissance in Italy. John Addington Symonds ( October 5 1840 - April 19, 1893) was an English poet and literary critic , and nowadays it is still, despite its obvious biases and shortcomings, the basis for the biography of many artists like Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer 
The Vite contains the biographies of many important Italian artists, and is also adopted as a sort of classical reference guide for their names, which are sometimes used in different ways. The following list respects the order of the book, as divided into its three parts. The book starts with a dedication to Cosimo de' Medici and a preface, and then starts with technical and background texts about architecture, sculpture, and painting. Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici (September 27 1389 &ndash August 1 1464 was the first of the Medici political dynasty de facto rulers of A second preface follows, introducing the actual "Vite" in parts 2 to 5. What follows is the complete list from the second (1568) edition. In a few cases, different very short biographies were given in one section.
Copies of Vasari’s Lives of the Artists Online
- “Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.” Website created by Adrienne DeAngelis. Cenni di Pepo (Giovanni Cimabue (c 1240 — c 1302 also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian Benvenuto di Giuseppe was an Italian painter and creator Arnolfo di Cambio (c 1240 &ndash 1300/1310 was an Italian Architect and sculptor. Bonanno Pisano ( Pisa) active in the 1170s and 1180s was an Italian sculptor mixing byzantine and classical elements Nicola Pisano (also called Niccolò Pisano Nicola de Apulia or Nicola Pisanus c Giovanni Pisano (c 1250 – c 1315 was an Italian sculptor, painter and architect Andrea Tafi (active 1300 &ndash 1325 was an Italian Artist. He is probably best known for his work on the Mosaics of the Baptistery in Florence Gaddo Gaddi (c 1239 &ndash c 1312 was an Italian painter and mosaicist of Florence in a Gothic art style Margarito or Margaritone d'Arezzo ( fl c 1250 - 1290) was an Italian painter from Arezzo. Puccio Capanna was an Italian painter of the first half of the 14th century who lived and worked in Assisi, Umbria, Italy between 1341 Agostino da Siena or Agostino and Agnolo (or Angelo) da Siena, were two Italian Architects and sculptors in the Agostino da Siena or Agostino and Agnolo (or Angelo) da Siena, were two Italian Architects and sculptors in the For the village near Livorno see Sassetta (LI Stefano di Giovanni, known as il Sassetta, ( Siena 1392 &ndash 1450 or Ugolino di Nerio (1280? - 1349 was an Italian painter most active in Siena between the years 1317 to 1327 Pietro Lorenzetti (or Pietro Laurati; c 1280 - 1348 was an Italian painter active between approximately 1306 and 1345 Andrea Pisano ( Pontedera, 1290 &ndash Pontedera, 1347 also known as Andrea da Pontedera, was an Italian sculptor and Buonamico di Martino or Buonamico Buffalmacco (active c 1315 – 1336) was an Italian painter who worked in Florence, Bologna and Ambrogio Lorenzetti (or Ambruogio Laurati; c 1290 &ndash June 9, 1348) was an Italian painter of the Sienese school. Pietro Cavallini (c 1250 &ndash c 1330 was an Italian painter and Mosaic designer working during the late Middle Ages. Simone Martini (c 1284 – c 1344 was an Italian painter born in Siena. Lippo Memmi (c 1291 &ndash 1356 was an Italian painter from Siena. Taddeo Gaddi (c 1300 &ndash 1366 was an Italian painter and Architect, active during the early Renaissance. Andrea di Cione di Arcangelo (c 1308 &ndash August 25 1368) better known as Orcagna, was an Italian painter sculptor and architect Giottino (fl 1324 &ndash 1369 was an early Italian painter from Florence. Giovanni da Santo Stefano da Ponte (1306-1365 was an Italian painter active in his native Florence. Agnolo Gaddi (born c 1350 active 1369-1396 died 1396 was an Italian painter Barna da Siena, also known as Barna di Siena, was a Sienese painter active from about 1330 to 1350 and was the painter in Siena during this period Duccio di Buoninsegna (c 1255-1260 &ndash c 1318-1319 was one of the most influential Italian artists of his time Antonio Veneziano (Antonio the Venetian was an Italian painter who was active mainly in Siena, Florence and Pisa, documented between 1369 Jacopo del Casentino (c 1330 &ndash 1380 was an Italian painter called Jacopo Landino or da Prato Vecchio, active mainly in Tuscany. Spinello Aretino (c 1350 &ndash c 1410 was an Italian painter, the son of a Florentine named Luca who had taken refuge in Arezzo in 1310 when Gherardo Starnina (1354 - 1403 was a Florentine painter of the early Quattrocento. Lippo Memmi (c 1291 &ndash 1356 was an Italian painter from Siena. Lorenzo Monaco (born Piero di Giovanni c 1370-1425 was a Florentine painter. Taddeo di Bartolo ( 1362 - August 26 1422) also known as Taddeo Bartoli, was an Italian painter of the Sienese School Lorenzo di Bicci (ca1350 — 1427 was an Italian painter of the Florentine school traditional in outlook Jacopo della Quercia (c 1374 &ndash October 20, 1438) was an Italian sculptor of the Italian Renaissance a contemporary of Brunelleschi, Niccolò di Piero Lamberti (ca1370-1451 also known as Niccolò di Pietro Lamberti and as il Pela, was an Italian sculptor and architect Dello di Niccolò Delli (ca 1403 - ca 1470 also known as Dello Delli, as Dello di Niccolò and as Dello, was an Italian (Florentine sculptor and Nanni d'Antonio di Banco (c 1384 &ndash 1421 was a Italian sculptor from Florence. Luca della Robbia (1400-1482 was an Italian sculptor from Florence, noted for his Terracotta roundels Paolo Uccello (born Paolo di Dono, 1397 &ndash December 10 1475) was an Italian painter who was notable for his pioneering work on visual Lorenzo Ghiberti (born Lorenzo di Bartolo) (1378 &ndash December 1, 1455) was an Italian artist of the early Renaissance best known Masolino da Panicale (also known as Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini) ( Panicale, Umbria c Parri Spinelli (ca 1387-1453 was an Italian (Tuscan painter of the early renaissance who was born in the Province of Arezzo. Masaccio (born Tommaso Cassai or in some accounts Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone; December 21, 1401 &ndash autumn 1428 was the first great Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – April 15, 1446) was one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance. Donatello ( Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi; c 1386 &ndash December 13, 1466) was a famous early Renaissance Italian Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi (1396 - 1472 was an Italian Architect and sculptor. Antonio di Pietro Averlino (c 1400 - c 1469) also "Averulino" dubbed Filarete (Greek "lover of virtue" was a Florentine Simone Ghini, also known as Simone Ghini I and as Simone I di Giovanni di Simone Ghini, was an Italian (Florentine Renaissance sculptor who was born in Giuliano da Maiano (c 1432 – 1490 was an Italian architect Intarsia -worker and sculptor the elder brother of Benedetto da Maiano, with whom he often Piero della Francesca (c 1412 &ndash October 12, 1492) was an Italian artist of the Early Renaissance. Fra Angelico (c 1395 &ndash February 18 1455) born Guido di Pietro, was an Early Italian Renaissance painter referred to in Vasari Leon Battista Alberti ( February 14, 1404 &ndash April 25, 1472) was an Italian author artist Architect, Poet Lazzaro Vasari (1399-1468 also known as Lazzaro Taldi and as Lazzaro di Niccolò de' Taldi, was an Italian painter who was born in the Province of Arezzo Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio (c Alesso Baldovinetti ( October 14, 1427 — August 29, 1499) was an Italian early Renaissance painter Bartolomeo Bellano, also known as Bartolomeo Vellano, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor and architect who was born in Padua in 1437 or 1438 Fra' Filippo Lippi (1406 &ndash October 8 1469 Paolo Romano (ca1445-ca1470 also known as Paolo Tuccone and as Paolo di Mariano di Tuccio Taccone was an Italian Renaissance sculptor Mino del Reame, also known as Mino dal Reame, was a 15th century Italian (Neapolitan Renaissance sculptor Chimenti Camicia was an Italian Renaissance architect who was born in Florence in 1431 Baccio Pontelli (c 1450 &ndash 1492 was an Italian architect Baccio is an abbreviation of Bartolomeo "Castagna" redirects here For other meanings see Castagna (disambiguation. Domenico Veneziano (c 1410 &ndash 1461 was an Italian painter of the early Renaissance, active mostly in Perugia and Tuscany. Gentile da Fabriano (c 1370 &ndash c 1427 was an Italian painter known for his participation in the International Gothic style Pisanello (c 1395 &ndash probably 1455 known professionally as Antonio di Puccio Pisano or Antonio di Puccio da Cereto, also erroneously called Vittore Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects recounts that Pesello was an Italian (Florentine painter who flourished Francesco Pesellino (probably 1422-1457 also known as Francesco di Stefano, Il Pesellino, Francesco Peselli, and Francesco di Stefano Pesellino Benozzo Gozzoli (c 1421 &ndash 1497 was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence Francesco di Giorgio Martini (baptised September 23, 1439 – 1502 was an Italian painter of the Sienese School, a sculptor an architect Francesco di Giorgio e di Lorenzo (1412&ndash June 6 1480) known as Vecchietta or Lorenzo di Pietro, was an Italian Sienese School Galasso Galassi (Active1450-1488 was an Italian painter of the early- Renaissance period active mainly in Ferrara. Antonio Gamberelli (1427 &ndash c 1478/1481 nicknamed Antonio Rossellino for the colour of his hair was an Italian sculptor Bernardo di Matteo Gamberelli (1409 &ndash 1464 better known as Bernardo Rossellino, was an Italian sculptor and architect the elder brother of the painter Desiderio da Settignano, real name Desiderio de Bartolomeo di Francesco detto Ferro (c Mino da Fiesole (also known as Mino di Giovanni; c 1429 &ndash July 11 1484) was an Italian sculptor from Poppi, Tuscany Lorenzo Costa (1460 – March 5 1535) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. Ercole de' Roberti (c 1451 &ndash 1496 also known as Ercole Ferrarese or Ercole da Ferrara, was an Italian artist of the Early Renaissance and Jacopo Bellini (c 1396 - c 1470 was an Italian painter Jacopo was one of the founders of the Renaissance style of painting in Venice and northern Giovanni Bellini (c 1430 – 1516 was an Italian Renaissance painter probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters Gentile Bellini (c 1429 &ndash February 23, 1507) was an Italian painter Cosimo Rosselli (1439 &ndash after 1506 was an Italian painter of the Quattrocento, active mainly in his birthplace of Florence. Francesco d’Angelo (1446-1488 also known as Il Cecca was an Italian (Florentine sculptor and engineer Bartolomeo della Gatta (1448-1502 born Pietro di Antonio Dei, was an Italian (Florentine painter illuminator and architect Gherardo Silvani (1579 - 1675 was an Italian architect and sculptor active mainly in Florence and other sites in Tuscany during the Baroque Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449 &ndash January 11, 1494) was a renowned Florentine Renaissance painter a contemporary of Botticelli Antonio del Pollaiolo ( January 17, 1429 /1433 &ndash February 4, 1498) also known as Antonio di Jacopo Pollaiuolo or Antonio Piero del Pollaiolo (c 1443 &ndash 1496 also known as Piero Benci, was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. Benedetto da Maiano ( 1442 - May 27 1497) was an Italian sculptor of the early Renaissance. Andrea del Verrocchio, born Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni, (c Andrea Mantegna (c 1431 &ndash September 13, 1506) was an Italian Renaissance artist a student of Roman Archeology, and son in law of Filippo Lippi (c 1457 &ndash April 1504 was a well-known painter working during the High Renaissance in Florence, Italy. Bernardino di Betto, called Pintoricchio or Pinturicchio (1454 &ndash 1513 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance Francesco Raibolini (c 1450 &ndash January 5, 1517) called Francia, was an Italian painter Goldsmith, and Medallist Pietro Perugino (1446–1524 was the leading painter of the Umbrian school who developed some of the qualities that found classic expression in the High Renaissance Vittore Carpaccio (c 1460 &ndash 1525/1526 was an Italian painter of the Venetian school, who studied under Gentile Bellini. Jacopo Torni (1476-1526 also known as Jacobo Fiorentin, L'Indaco, and Jacopo dell'Indaco, was an Italian (Florentine painter Luca Signorelli (c 1445 - October 16, 1523) was an Italian Renaissance painter who was noted in particular for his ability as a draughtsman Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer Giorgione (c 1477 &ndash 1510 is the familiar name of Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, an Italian painter a seminal artist of the High Renaissance Piero di Cosimo (also known as Piero di Lorenzo) ( January 2, 1462 &ndash April 12, 1522) was an Florentine painter Donato Bramante (1444 – March 11, 1514) was an Italian Architect, who introduced the Early Renaissance style to Milan and the High Renaissance Fra Bartolomeo or Fra Bartolommeo ( di Pagholo) ( March 28, 1472 &ndash October 6, 1517) also known as Baccio della Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli ( October 13, 1474 - November 5, 1515) was a High Renaissance Italian painter Raffaellino del Garbo (1466 or perhaps 1476 &ndash 1524 was a Florentine painter of the early- Renaissance. Pietro Torrigiano ( 24 November, 1472 - August 1522 was an Italian sculptor of the Florentine school. Giuliano da Sangallo (c 1443 – 1516 was an Italian sculptor architect and Military engineer active during the Italian Renaissance Antonio da Sangallo may refer to Antonio da Sangallo the Elder (c Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello) (April 6 or March 28 1483 – April 6 1520 was an Italian painter and Guillaume de Marcillat (ca 1470-1529 was a French painter and Stained glass artist who was born in La Châtre about 1470 Simone del Pollaiolo (1457 – 1508 is a well known Florentine architect who was commonly known as Il Cronaca (The Chronicle Davide Ghirlandaio (1452-1525 also known as David Ghirlandaio and as Davide Bigordi, was an Italian painter and mosaicist, active in his Benedetto Ghirlandaio (1458-1497 was an Italian (Florentine painter Domenico Puligo (1492 &ndash 1527 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance, active in Florence. Andrea Ferrucci (1465-1526 also known as Andrea di Piero Ferruzzi and as Andrea da Fiesole was an Italian sculptor who was born in Fiesole Italy Vincenzo Tamagni (1492 - c 1516 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. Timoteo Viti, sometimes called Timoteo della Viti or Timoteo da Urbino (1469 &ndash 1523 was an Italian Renaissance painter, who Andrea dal Monte Sansovino or Andrea Contucci del Monte San Savino (c Benedetto Grazzini, best known as Benedetto da Rovezzano (1474 - c Baccio da Montelupo (1469 - 1523(? born Bartolomeo di Giovanni d'Astore dei Sinibaldi, was a sculptor of the Italian Renaissance. Raffaello da Montelupo (c 1504/1505 – c 1566/1567 born Raffaele Lorenzo di Credi (c 1459 &ndash January 12, 1537) was an Italian painter and sculptor. Boccaccio Boccaccino (c 1467 &ndash c 1525 was a painter of the early Italian Renaissance, belonging to the Emilian school Lorenzo Lotti, also known as Lorenzetto, (1490 &ndash 1541 born Lorenzo di Lodovico di Guglielmo was an Italian Renaissance sculptor and architect in the circle of Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi ( 7 March, 1481 &mdash 6 January, 1537) was an Italian Architect and painter, born in a small Pellegrino Aretusi (ca 1460-1523 also known as Pellegrini de Modena and as Pellegrino Munari, was an Italian painter who was born in Modena Italy Gianfrancesco Penni, also known as Giovan Francesco (1488/1496 &ndash 1528 was an Italian painter student of Raphael. Andrea del Sarto (1486 &ndash 1531 was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early- Mannerism Francesco Granacci (1469–1543 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance Baccio D'Agnolo, born Bartolomeo Baglioni ( May 19 1462 - March 6 1543) was an Italian Woodcarver, sculptor Properzia de Rossi (1490-1530 was a successful female Italian Renaissance sculptor. Alfonso Lombardi (ca 1497-1537 also known as Lombardi da Lucca, Alfonso da Ferrara and as Alfonso Lombardo, was an Italian sculptor and medalist Giovanni Antonio Montorsoli (ca 1506 -1563 also known as Fra Montorsoli, as Michele Agnolo and as Angelo di Michele d' Angelo da Poggibonsi, was Girolamo Santacroce was a 16th century Italian sculptor and painter of the Renaissance period active mainly in Venice and the Venetian mainland Dosso Dossi (c 1490 &ndash 1542, real name Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri, was an Italian Renaissance painter who belonged to the Ferrara School of Painting Battista Dossi (ca 1490-1548 also known as Battista de Luteri, was an Italian painter who belonged to the Ferrara School of Painting. Il Pordenone, byname of Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis (c 1483 &ndash 1539 was an Italian painter of the Venetian school active during the Giovanni Battista di Jacopo (1494-1540 known as Rosso Fiorentino (meaning "the Red Florentine" in Italian or Il Rosso, was an Italian Giovanni Antonio Sogliani (1492 -1544 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance, active mainly in Florence. Girolamo da Treviso, also known as Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso the Younger and Girolamo Trevigi, (1508– September 10, 1544) was an Italian Polidoro Caldara, usually known as Polidoro da Caravaggio ( Caravaggio, 1492 or 1495 &ndash Messina, 1543 was a mainly decorative painter of the early Maturino da Firenze (1490 — 1528 was an Italian painter born in Florence, but working in Rome during the Renaissance. Bartolommeo Ramenghi, also called Bagnacavallo (1484-1542 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance, active in Emilia-Romagna. Marco Cardisco (c 1486-c 1542 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period active mainly in Naples during 1508-1542 Morto da Feltre was an Italian painter of the Venetian school who worked at the close of the 15th century and beginning of the 16th Franciabigio (1482 &ndash January 24, 1525) was an Italian painter of the Florentine Renaissance. Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola ( 11 January 1503 - 24 August 1540) also known as Francesco Mazzola or more commonly as Palma il Vecchio (1480 &ndash July 1528 born Jacopo Palma or known as Jacopo Negretti, was an Italian painter of the Venetian school Lorenzo Lotto (c 1480 &ndash 1556 was a Northern Italian painter draughtsman and illustrator traditionally placed in the Venetian school. Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c 1433 &ndash 1515 was an Italian Architect, Antiquary, Archaeologist, and Classical scholar. Francesco Granacci (1469–1543 was an Italian painter of the Renaissance Baccio D'Agnolo, born Bartolomeo Baglioni ( May 19 1462 - March 6 1543) was an Italian Woodcarver, sculptor Valerio Belli (c 1470 &ndash 1546 also knowm as Valerio Vicentino, was an Italian engraver and medallion maker active in the late- Renaissance period Giovanni Bernardi (1494-1553 also known as Giovanni da Castel Bolognese and as Giovanni da Castelbolognese, was an Italian gem engraver and medalist Matteo dal Nasaro Veronese (died circa 1548 also known as Matteo dal Nasaro of Verona, was an Italian sculptor Marcantonio Raimondi, also simply Marcantonio, (c 1480 &ndash c Antonio da Sangallo may refer to Antonio da Sangallo the Elder (c Giulio Romano (c 1499 &ndash November 1, 1546) was an Italian painter and architect. Sebastiano del Piombo (c 1485 Venice &ndash June 21, 1547, Rome) byname of Sebastiano Luciani, was an Italian Perino del Vaga or Perin del Vaga, nickname of Piero Buonaccorsi (1501 – October 14, 1547) was an Italian painter of the Late Giovanni Antonio Lappoli (1492 &ndash 1552 was a Tuscan painter from Arezzo who painted in a Mannerist style Niccolò Soggi (1480?-1552 was an Italian painter who was born in Monte San Savino in the Province of Arezzo, Italy Niccolò di Raffaello di Niccolò dei Pericoli, called "Il Tribolo" (1500&ndash September 7, 1550) was an Italian Mannerist artist Pierino da Vinci (ca 1529-1553 also known as Pier Francesco di Bartolomeo di Ser Piero da Vinci, was an Italian sculptor who was born in Vinci Italy. Domenico di Pace Beccafumi (1486&ndash May 18 1551) was an Italian Renaissance - Mannerist painter active predominantly Bartolommeo (or Baccio Bandinelli, actually Bartolommeo Brandini ( October 17, 1493 &ndash shortly before February 7, 1560) Giuliano Bugiardini ( January 29, 1475 - February 17, 1577) was an Italian painter of the late- Renaissance period known as Cristofano Gherardi ( November 25, 1508 &ndash April 1556 was an Italian painter of the late- Renaissance or Mannerist period active Jacopo Carucci ( May 24, 1494 — January 2, 1557) usually known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Simone Mosca (1492-1553 also known as Simone Moschini and as Il Moschini, was an Italian sculptor who was born in Settignano Italy. Girolamo Genga (c 1476 – July 11, 1551) was an Italian painter and Architect of the late Renaissance, Mannerist Bartolommeo Genga (1518-1558 was an Italian architect who was born in Cesena Italy. Giovanni Battista Belluzzi (1506-1554 also known as Giovanni Battista di Bartolomeo Bellucci and as Il Sanmarino, was a Sammarinese architect Michele Sanmicheli (also spelled Sanmmicheli, Sanmichele or Sammichele; 1484 &ndash 1559 was a Venetian architect Il Sodoma (1477 &ndash February 14, 1549 ? was the name given to the Italian Mannerist painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi Bastiano da Sangallo (1481 &ndash May 31, 1551) was an Italian sculptor and painter of the Renaissance period active mainly in Tuscany Girolamo Da Carpi (1501 - 1556 was a painter and decorator in the Court of the Duke of Este in Ferrara ( Italy) Ridolfo Ghirlandaio or Ghirlandajo ( February 14, 1483 &ndash June 6 1561) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance Davide Ghirlandaio (1452-1525 also known as David Ghirlandaio and as Davide Bigordi, was an Italian painter and mosaicist, active in his Benedetto Ghirlandaio (1458-1497 was an Italian (Florentine painter Giovanni Nanni, also Giovanni de' Ricamatori, better known as Giovanni da Udine (1487-1564 was an Italian painter and architect born in Udine Battista Franco Veneziano also known by his correct name of Giovanni Battista Franco ( before 1510 - 1561 was an Italian Mannerist painter and Printmaker Giovanni Francesco Rustici (1474 – 1554 was an Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor Giovanni Antonio Montorsoli (ca 1506 -1563 also known as Fra Montorsoli, as Michele Agnolo and as Angelo di Michele d' Angelo da Poggibonsi, was Francesco de' Rossi (1510-1563 was an Italian Mannerist painter from Florence, also active in Rome. 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- “Le Vite." 1550 Unabridged, original Italian.
- “Stories Of The Italian Artists From Vasari.” Translated by E L Seeley, 1908. Abridged, in English.
- Le Vite - Edizioni Giuntina e Torrentiniana
- Gli artisti principali citati dal Vasari nelle "Vite" (elenco)
- Excerpts from the Vite combined with photos of works mentioned by Vasari.
- Brief Vita
- ^ a b c d Max Marmor, Kunstliteratur, translated by Ernst Gombrich, in Art Documentation Vol 11 # 1, 1992
- ^ University of Leeds website
- ^ a b c d Victor Ginsburgh and Sheila Weyers, Persistence and Fashion in Art, Louvain (2005)
- ^ Andreas Kablitz, "Surfaces" Vol 9, 2001
- ^ Christopher Witcombe, Art History and Technology
- ^ Takuma Ito, Studies of Western Art #12, July 2007
- ^ John Symonds' "Renaissance in Italy" Vol 3 part 2
- ^ Professor Hope, The Warburg Institute, course synopsis, 2007
- ^ Abstract from the transactions of the bibliographical society
- ^ Elinor Richter, reviewing Philip Sohms study of style in the art theory :"Giorgio Vasari's Vite, the first edition of which was published in 1550, provides the foundation for any discussion of the development of style. Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE ( 30 March 1909 &ndash 3 November 2001) was an Austrian-born Art historian The Warburg Institute is a research institution associated with the University of London. "
- ^ Stephanie Leone, The Renaissance Society of Americ, 2007: "[. . . ] the traditional definition of Renaissance art as the humanistic innovations of Florentine and Roman artists, to which Giorgio Vasari's Vite (1550, 1568) gave rise. "
- ^ Full text of John Symonds' "Renaissance in Italy"
- ^ Bernard Barryte, The life of Leonardo da Vinci, University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1984)
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- The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics). Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-283410-X
- Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects, Volumes I and II. Everyman's Library, 1996. ISBN 0-679-45101-3
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