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ID: 500017608
 
Record Type: Person
Vasari, Giorgio (Italian painter, architect, and writer, 1511-1574)

Note: Vasari was a productive court artist and architect in Florence during the first half of the 16th century, with his primary patrons being Alessandro and Ippolito de' Medici, until 1537 with the death of Alessandro. However, he is most well known for his book "Le vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori Italiani," which was first published in 1550, and once again in 1568 in an expanded edition. Considered one of the most important books on art history ever published, "Le vite" was a two-volume biographical encyclopedia of both the lives and the techniques of Italian artists, which Vasari researched extensively, and which serves as a primary source on Italian artists to this day. Cosimo de' Medici, for whom "Le vite" was dedicated, eventually hired Vasari in 1554, where he would act as art impresario until his death, twenty years later. From 1555-1572, Vasari designed the remodeling and decoration of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, his most extensive task for de' Medici, where he acted as both architect and painter. Italian painter, writer.

Names:
Vasari, Giorgio (preferred,V,index,LC)
Giorgio Vasari (V,display)
Vasari, Giorgio, II (V)
Giorgio Vasari II (V)
Giorgio Vasarri (V)
Giorgio Vassari (V)
Georges Vasari (V)
Giorgio Vaccari (V)
Giorgio Vasaro (V)
Giorgio Vassaro (V)
Giorgio Vasaio (V)
Giorgio Vassalii (V)
Giorgione d'Arezzo (V)
Giorgino di Rezzo (V)
Laretino, Giorgio (V)
Arettino, Giorgio (V)
Aretino, Giorgio (V)
Vasari, Giorgio II (V)
Vazari, Dzhordzho (U)
Vasari, Georges (U)
Вазари, Джорджо (U)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
draftsman
architect
art historian
writer
collector

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Arezzo (Arezzo province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
Died:  Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Naples (Napoli province, Campania, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Bologna (Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Arezzo (Arezzo province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Venice (Venezia province, Veneto, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assisted by ....  Fontana, Prospero  
....................  (Italian painter, 1512-1597) [500115593]
assisted by ....  Verrocchio, Tommaso del  1565
....................  (Italian painter, active 1565) [500331874]
collaborated with ....  Zuccaro, Taddeo  
................................  (Italian painter and draftsman, 1529-1566) [500011296]
employee was ....  Fei, Alessandro  beginning in 1565
......................  (Italian painter, born between 1538 and 1543, died 1592) [500026050]
nephew of ....  Vasari, Giorgio, I  
................  (Italian potter, 1416-1481 or 1484) [500124969]
patron was ....  Farnese, Alessandro, II  
..................  (Italian patron and cardinal, 1520-1589) [500121936]
related to ....  Coriolano, Cristoforo  
..................  (German printmaker, active 1590-1600 in Italy) [500043052]
related to ....  Signorelli, Luca  
..................  (Italian painter and draftsman, ca. 1441 or 1450-1523) [500003947]
student of ....  Buonarroti, Michelangelo  
..................  (Italian sculptor, painter, and architect, 1475-1564) [500010654]
student of ....  Guillaume de Marcillat  
..................  (French stained-glass maker and painter, 1467-1529) [500120245]
student of ....  Rosso Fiorentino  
..................  (Italian draftsman and painter, 1494-1540, active in France) [500014451]
student of ....  Sarto, Andrea del  
..................  (Florentine painter, 1486-1530) [500025314]
teacher of ....  Formello, Donato da  
..................  (Italian painter, died ca. 1580) [500057337]
uncle of ....  Vasari, Giorgio, III  
..............  (Italian mathematician, architect, and essayist, 1562-1625) [500015206]
worked with ....  Beceri, Domenico  
....................  (Italian painter, active 16th century) [500070866]
worked with ....  Roviale, Francesco  1543-1547
....................  (Spanish painter, active ca. 1544-1560, active in Itlay) [500002991]
worked with ....  Tempesta, Antonio  
....................  (Italian painter and printmaker, 1555-1630) [500027888]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Vasari, Giorgio (I)

Biographies:
(Italian painter, architect, and writer, 1511-1574) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Italian painter, 1511-1574) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian architect, 1511-1574) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Italian artist, 1511-1574) ..... [WCP]
(Italian painter, 1511-1574) ..... [PROV]
(Italian architect and painter, 1511-1574) ..... [GRLPSC]
(30.VII.1511-27.VI.1574; Art historian, Renaissance Architect, Renaissance Painter, Arezzo, Bologna, Firenze, Napoli, Roma, Venezia) ..... [FDA]
(Painter, architect, writer, artist, 1511-1574) ..... [CENSUS]
(Italian architect, painter, art historian, 1511-1574) ..... [BHA]
(Italian painter, writer, 1511-1574) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, 1511-1574) ..... [GRL]
(Italian artist, 1511-1574) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Aretino, Giorgio ........ [VP]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Arettino, Giorgio ........ [VP]
....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Georges Vasari ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgino di Rezzo ........ [PROV]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgione d'Arezzo ........ [PROV]
......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vaccari ........ [PROV]
................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vasaio ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vasari ........ [CENSUS, PROV, VP]
..............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Giorgio Vasari II ........ [VP]
....................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Giorgio Vasaro ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vasarri ........ [PROV]
................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vassalii ........ [PROV]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vassari ........ [PROV]
................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Giorgio Vassaro ........ [PROV]
................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Laretino, Giorgio ........ [VP]
....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Vasari, Georges ........ [GRL]
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79084160
Vasari, Giorgio ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CENSUS Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, FDA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79084160
................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) Subject, 1988
................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Vasari, Giorgio, II ........ [VP]
........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Vasari, Giorgio II ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
......................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Vazari, Dzhordzho ........ [GRL]
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79084160
Вазари, Джорджо ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79084160

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CENSUS, CL-Courtauld, FDA, GRL, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bolaffi, Dizionario dei pittori italiani (1972-1976)
....................  Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (1949-1951)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 7 August 2006
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) v.4, pp.291-294
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) Subject, 1988
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986) v.34, p.119 ff.
....................  Vasari, Le Vite (1966)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 7 August 2006
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Murray, Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (1983) 425-526
.......... Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 799
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