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Vasari, Giorgio
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(Jul 30, 1511, Arezzo – Jun 27, 1574, Florence), painter, architect, and writer. He worked in Rome but primarily in Florence (remodeling of the town hall to serve as the ducal palace beginning in 1555, construction of the Uffizi beginning in 1560, radical “modernization” of the major med. churches). His major achievement, however, is his biographical study of Italian artists (1550, 21568; see bibl.; ET: The Lives of the Artists, 1998), in which he sees the rebirth (rinascità; “Renaissance”) of classical and natural beauty brought to perfection in the work…

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Warnke, Martin, “Vasari, Giorgio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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