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Giorgio Vasari – Arezzo

Born in Arezzo in 1511, Giorgio Vasari, like his friend Michelangelo, was a true Renaissance man. He was an accomplished artist and also an important architect, designing the Uffizi Palace in Florence, and the Vasari Corrido which connects it to the Pitti Palace on the other side of the Arno. 101 more words


Das entgrenzte Museum

Sommer, Sonne, Urlaubszeit. Unterwegs im größten europäischen Museum. Ein Reisebericht aus Siena und Arezzo

Reisen, und sich die Arbeiten inspirierender Künstler endlich einmal an Ort und Stelle im Original ansehen. 917 more words


Museum and a Show

By Isaac Carreon, MA 2014-15

Naturally, museums are places of scholarly pursuit and to some degree a visitor is expecting to learn something they did not previously know. 481 more words

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Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)

The Mutilation of Uranus by Saturn, 16th century

Cronus (Saturn) castrating his father Uranus.



Ubi maior minor cessat

“(Delli artefici nostri) chi biasima gli scorti son color che non li sanno fare,
e per alzar se stessi vanno abassando altrui.”

Giorgio Vasari, Vite, … 228 more words

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Michelangelo's David ~The World's Most Admired Male Nude

Yes, it has been a long hiatus, since I wrote here.

What better way to begin writing, than by penning down my admiration for Michelangelo’s David at Florence. 656 more words


Зеркала Палаццо Веккьо

В жанре не отходя от кассы, пока стекло ещё горячо, и продолжая тему “итальянских зеркал” (и их отсутствия), хотелось бы задержать внимание ещё на минуточку и быстро-быстро показать те несколько зеркал, которые мы в этом году нарыли в т.н.  57 more words

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