A Prliminary Inventory of the Vasari Papers in the Beinecke Library

Babcock, Robert G.; Ducharme, Diane J.
June 1989
Art Bulletin;Jun89, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p300
Academic Journal
Presents an inventory on three volumes of the archives of Renaissance painter Giorgio Vasari at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Highlights of the archives; Document on the work of Vasari on the decoration of the cupola of Florence Cathedral in Italy; Insights on account books in the archives.


Related Articles

  • Facilità and non finito in Vasari's Lives. Serrano, Carlos Montes // Revista de EGA;2004, Issue 9, p152 

    Presents the views of painter and architect Giorgio Vasari on the category of facilità and non finito in works of art. Background on the concept of facilità Characteristics needed by artists to overcome challenges according to Vasari; Synthesis between ease and speed in art.

  • Government seizes Vasari archive. E. O.; G. H. // Art Newspaper;May2010, Vol. 18 Issue 213, p6 

    The article reports on the seizure of the archive of the painter and writer Giorgio Vasari by the Italian government due to the speculation that the Russian firm Ross Engineering which bought the archive does not really exist.

  • The mystery of the Vasari archive sale. von Hahn, Alexander; Harris, Gareth // Art Newspaper;Feb2011, Issue 221, p36 

    The article examines issues surrounding the sale of the Arezzo-based archive of Giorgio Vasari to Vasilij Stepanov of Ross Engineering for 150 million euros. The archive included letters from five Renaissance popes and the Medici rulers of Florence, along with 17 letters from Michelangelo....

  • Giorgione as Hero. Land, Norman E. // Discoveries;Spring2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p9 

    The article explores the heroic image of Venetian painter Giorgione who was perceived by his compatriot and fellow painter Paolo Pino as an artist fighting for his art. It highlights how fellow artists including Italian painters Giorgio Vasari as well as Portuguese painter Francisco de Hollanda...

  • C. 1498: Florence. Vasari, Giorgio // Lapham's Quarterly;Spring2015, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p169 

    An excerpt from the book "The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari is presented which focuses on painter Michaelangelo's Cupid sculpture, which was alleged to be buried by Baldassare del Milanese in his vineyard in Rome.

  • C. 1512: Florence. Vasari, Giorgi // Lapham's Quarterly;Summer2011, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p48 

    An excerpt from the book "Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects," by Giorgio Vasari is presented.

  • Mystery of Vasari archive deepens. Osser, Edek; Harris, Gareth // Art Newspaper;Dec2009, Vol. 18 Issue 208, p8 

    The article reports on the reported sale of the Arezzo-based archive of Italian writer and painter Giorgio Vasari to Russian company Ross Engineering. The archive was sold at 150 million euros by the archive's owner, Giovanni Festari, to Ross but questions have been raised by critics about the...

  • Antonello da Messina at the Met. Wilkin, Karen // New Criterion;Feb2006, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p45 

    The article focuses on the life and works of artist, Antonella da Messina, citing Giorgio Vasari's "Lifes of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects." Antonello is among the first Italian painters who worked in oil, became popular for his excellent ability in painting, and served...

  • SOUL SEARCHING. Lev, Elizabeth // America;3/7/2011, Vol. 204 Issue 7, p21 

    The article offers the author's insights on the history of Western art. The author says that Western art originated from Giorgio Vasari, whose 1550 book, entitled "Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects," presented a series of biographies of Italian artists. She states that...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics