(6.) See Alessandro Cecchi, "Le case del Vasari a Firenze," Giorgio Vasari
: Principe, letterati e artisti nelle Carte di Giorgio Vasari
About six decades after Sellaio's death, Giorgio Vasari
(1511-1574) briefly referred to him in the first edition of his Lives of the Artists (Florence, 1550), specifically in his vita of Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469).
In 1568 Michelangelo's biographer Giorgio Vasari
had described these works done for Cavalieri as "drawings the like of which have never been seen".
In Giorgio Vasari
storico e critico, Mario Pozzi and Enrico Mattioda seek to outline the unifying principles behind the Lives--principles that Vasari derived from the study of history and of specific cases.
* Although the Renaissance painter and biographer Giorgio Vasari
wrote in 1550 that a Botticelli painting depicting the arrival of spring hung in the Medici villa in Castello, art historians have long debated the meaning of the allegorical work.
's tale about how Paolo Uccello would sit at his desk late into the night, drawing obsessively, refusing his wife's entreaties to come to bed, muttering, "What a sweet mistress is this perspective," vividly describes the fascination that geometry holds for some artists.
"Marvelous and divine, indeed, was Lionardo the son of ser Piero da Vinci" said writer and painter Giorgio Vasari
in his Lives of the Artists.
The Cupola's interior has been decorated by Giorgio Vasari
(1511-1574) and Federico Zuccari (1540-1609) with a huge fresco representing the Last Judgment.
Surprisingly enough, the source is none other than Giorgio Vasari
, Leonardo's contemporary and the first art historian to write about the Renaissance.
The first was that Portelli merited only the briefest of mentions in the second and definitive edition of Giorgio Vasari
's Lives of the Artists, which was published in 1568, when Portelli--whose date of birth is unknown, but who died at an advanced age in 1574--was nearing the end of his career.