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讓我一見傾心的騎士廣場(Piazza dei Cavalieri)

遊人來到比薩(Pisa,往往止步於奇蹟廣場(Piazza dei Miracoli,其實比薩還有許多引人入勝的地方,要不是去年我報讀了旅遊領隊課程,很可能我也會忽略了她蘊藏着的魅力。例如,就在奇蹟廣場的不遠處,有一個非常美麗的廣場──騎士廣場(Piazza dei Cavalieri

騎士廣場在中世紀時名叫「Piazza delle Sette Vie」,大概是相當於比薩的古羅馬廣場,是比薩於共和國時期(公元後十一世紀至十五世紀)的政治中心。在托斯卡納大公國(Granducato di Toscana)時期,美迪奇家族的科西莫一世(Cosimo I de’ Medici… 50 more words


Abstract Background 101816

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

Personal Stories


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

Personal Stories

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

Old Library

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