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The question of validity in Vasari's art historical concept

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dc.contributor.author Gibb B en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:11:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:11:04Z
dc.date.submitted 1982 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/21976
dc.description.abstract Vasari's literary predecessors can be found in classical Greece rather than Renaissance Italy. Durius in the late 4th century and Xenocrates in the early 3rd century B. C. may be viewed as such. Vasari adopted their concepts along with the classical standards of perfection. When one attempts to investigate the validity of Vasari's concepts, certain conclusions are reached, for instance, that Vasari was limited in his art experience by time, by his never having travelled outside of Italy, and by his 16th century Florentine education. It is also concluded that Vasari's value lies in his ability to intuitively respond to art works while holding to aesthetic standards. Giorgio Vasari wrote his "Lives of the Artists" at the end of what has been considered a peak period in the history of art. Vasari realised that earlier artists must be judged according to the artistic standards of their times. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Fine arts and History of art en
dc.subject Art historiography en
dc.title The question of validity in Vasari's art historical concept en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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