Vasari, Giorgio


Vasari, Giorgio
(30 jul. 1511, Arezzo–27 jun. 1574, Florencia).

Pintor, arquitecto y escritor italiano. Aunque fue un pintor prolífico dentro del estilo del manierismo, es más reconocido como arquitecto (diseñó el palacio de los Uffizi, en la actualidad la Galería de los Uffizi). Sin embargo, incluso su arquitectura se vió opacada por sus escritos. Su obra Vidas de los mejores arquitectos, pintores y escultores italianos (1550) ofrece biografías de los artistas del Renacimiento temprano y tardío. Su estilo es comprensible y su material está bien documentado, aunque cuando los datos escaseaban no dudaba en rellenar los vacíos. Desde su punto de vista, Giotto había revivido el arte de la verdadera representación después de su decadencia a principios de la Edad Media, y los artistas que siguieron condujeron progresivamente ese arte a la perfección, lograda por Miguel Ángel. La segunda edición de la obra (1568) ha probado ser una fuente de incalculable valor para los historiadores del arte.

Giorgio Vasari, autorretrato, pintura al óleo; Galería de los Uffizi, Florencia, ...
Scala/Art Resource, New York

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Vasari, Giorgio — • Painter, architect, and writer (1511 1574) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • VASARI, Giorgio — (1511 1574) Giorgio Vasari was an Italian writer, painter, draughtsman, architect, and col­lector. Born in Arezzo, Vasari remained loyal to his Tuscan roots, placing his fellow Tuscans among those he felt were the best and the most innovative of… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Vasari, Giorgio — born July 30, 1511, Arezzo died June 27, 1574, Florence Italian painter, architect, and writer. Though he was a prolific painter in the Mannerist style, he is more highly regarded as an architect (he designed the Uffizi Palace, now the Uffizi… …   Universalium

  • Vasari, Giorgio — (1511 1574)    Tuscan painter, architect, and writer, best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, the earliest compendium of biographies of artists. Born in Arezzo, the 16 year old Vasari was sent by… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Vasari, Giorgio — (1511 1574)    Italian artist and architect, best known as the author of a highly influential history of art. The son of an artisan of Arezzo, he received a good vernacular education and had sufficient command of Latin to read works in that… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Vasari,Giorgio — Va·sa·ri (və zärʹē, särʹē, vä zäʹrē), Giorgio. 1511 1574. Italian painter, architect, and art historian who wrote Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptors (1550), a history of Renaissance art. * * * …   Universalium

  • VASARI, GIORGIO —    Italian painter and architect, born in Arezzo; was the author of biographies of Italian artists, and it is on these, with the criticism they contain, that his title to fame rests (1511 1574) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Giorgio Vasari — Retrato de Giorgio Vasari. Nombre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Giorgio Vasari —     Giorgio Vasari     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Giorgio Vasari     Painter, architect, and writer, b. at Arezzo, 1511; d. at Florence, 1574. Although an artist of considerable repute, Vasari depends for immortality on his remarkable work, Vite… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Vasāri — Vasāri, Giorgio, geb. 1512 in Arezzo; Historienmaler u. Baumeister, lernte zuerst bei Wilhelm von Marseille. A. del Sarto u. Rosso, bildete sich aber erst nach Rafael u. Michel Angelo in Rom seinen Styl, sowie zum Architekten u. Decorateur. Er… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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