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A&S Alumni Academy – Giorgio Vasari: The Man Who Invented the Renaissance

December 7, 2023 at 4:00pm5:00pm EST

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Considered the father of art history and one of the most important personalities of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) is best known as the author of the “Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects,” a collection of artist biographies that was the first of its kind. He was also a prolific painter and successful architect whose patrons included popes, heads of state such as Florence’s Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, leading intellects, and religious institutions.

Join Professor Sally Cornelison to delve into the fascinating history of Vasari’s life, going beyond the “Lives of the Artists” to explore his creative works and the ways in which he helped to shape artistic practice and the legacy of the Renaissance to the present day.

This event was published on November 16, 2023.

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