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I thought quite a bit about the role that chance plays in abstract painting. Surely some artists have mental image of what they would like to realize in paint. 126 more words

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I’m reading an interesting book about artists. Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist, by Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz, is densely packed with interesting ideas and information. 154 more words

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Lives of the Artists

The first edition of what is regarded as the first art history book, The Lives of the Artists  by Giorgio Vasari, or more accurately,  Le vite de’ più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani, da Cimabue insino a’ tempi nostri… 478 more words

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How did Rosso and Parmigianino differ as mannerists?

Mannerism is a movement emerged in the Renaissance; therefore, it initially coexisted with the Renaissance classical spirit and later with Baroque tendencies, arising from the movement of the Counter-Reformation. 2,392 more words


Judith's Revenge

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“Judith and Holofernes,” by Giorgio Vasari
“Judith and the head of Holofernes,” by Carlo Saraceni


Sofonisba’s Influence on Giorgio Vasari

The 16th century artist, critic, and historian Giorgio Vasari is best known for his voluminous Lives of the Artists series where he painstakingly documents the biographies and styles of the great Renaissance masters. 237 more words


These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to http://ift.tt/1qfQ0nl

Giorgio Vasari