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Giorgio Vasari

(1511—1574) Italian painter, architect, and biographer

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Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
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The philosophical school of Plato; Akadēmeia was the name of the garden where Plato originally taught, named after the hero Akadēmos.
Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Bronzino  

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(b Monticelli, nr. Florence, 17 Nov. 1503; d Florence, 23 Nov. 1572).Florentine Mannerist painter, the pupil of Pontormo, who virtually adopted him as a son and introduced his portrait as a child ...
Alonso Berruguete

Alonso Berruguete  

(c.1488–1561),Spanish painter, the son of Pedro Berruguete. For an unknown period between 1504 and 1517 he lived in Italy, where he completed Filippino Lippi's Coronation of the Virgin (now ...
Amico Aspertini

Amico Aspertini  

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(b Bologna, c.1475; d Bologna, ?19 Nov. 1552).Italian Mannerist painter, sculptor, and draughtsman, the best-known member of a family of artists from Bologna. Vasari describes him as having an ...
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The study of the structure of living organisms, especially of their internal parts by means of dissection and microscopical examination. Compare morphology.
Andrea del Castagno

Andrea del Castagno  

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(b Castagno, nr. Florence, c.1418; bur. Florence, 19 Aug. 1457).One of the most powerful Florentine painters in the generation after Masaccio. Nothing is known of his training, and the ...
Andrea del Sarto

Andrea del Sarto  

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(b Florence, ?16 July 1486; d Florence, 28/29 Sept. 1530).Florentine painter. The epithet ‘del sarto’ (of the tailor) is derived from his father's profession; his real name was Andrea d'Agnolo. ...
Andrea del Verrocchio

Andrea del Verrocchio  

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(b Florence, c.1435; d Venice, June/July 1488).Florentine sculptor, painter, and metalworker, one of the outstanding Italian artists of his period. His nickname—Verrocchio means ‘true eye’—was given ...
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Pertaining to Graeco-Roman Antiquity, or the Classical civilizations of the Graeco-Roman world.
Antonello da Messina

Antonello da Messina  

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(b Messina, c.1430; d Messina, 14/25 Feb. 1479).Italian painter, mainly active at Messina in Sicily, the most famous artist to come from the island. He was one of the major pioneers of oil painting ...
Antonio Palomino

Antonio Palomino  

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(bapt. Bujalance, nr. Córdoba, 1 Dec. 1655; d Madrid, 12 Aug. 1726).Spanish painter and writer on art, active mainly in Madrid, where in 1688 Charles II (see Habsburg) appointed him one of his court ...
Antonio Pollaiuolo

Antonio Pollaiuolo  

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(b Florence, c.1432; d Rome, ?4 Feb. 1498) and Piero (b Florence, c.1441; d Rome, c.1496).Florentine artists, brothers, who jointly ran a flourishing workshop, first in their native city and then ...
Antonio Tempesta

Antonio Tempesta  

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(1555?–1630).Florentine painter and printmaker, who is chiefly remembered for his hunting scenes and battle pieces. He was trained in Florence, but spent nearly all his adult working life in ...
Arnolfo di Cambio

Arnolfo di Cambio  

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(b Colle di Val d'Elsa, nr. Siena, c.1240/5; d Florence, 1302/10).Italian sculptor and architect. He is first mentioned in 1265 as Nicola Pisano's assistant on the pulpit for Siena Cathedral. In 1277 ...
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Despite historical changes in the nature of artists' work, how they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and experience appropriate to professional practice has remained surprisingly constant. ...
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An academic discipline which, as its name implies, is concerned with the historical study of art in all its manifestations throughout the ages to the present day. Its origins can be traced back to ...
Ascanio Condivi

Ascanio Condivi  

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(b Ripatransone, nr. San Benedetto, 1525; d nr. Ripatransone, 10 Dec. 1574).Italian painter, sculptor, and writer, a pupil and friend of Michelangelo. He was an insignificant artist and his only ...
Baccio Bandinelli

Baccio Bandinelli  

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(b Florence, 12 Nov. 1493; d Florence, 7 Feb. 1560).Florentine sculptor, painter, and draughtsman. He was a favourite of the Medici family, but he is remembered more for his belligerent character and ...
Baccio d’Agnolo

Baccio d’Agnolo  

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(b Florence, 19 May 1462; d Florence, 6 May 1543).Italian wood-carver and architect. He was the son of a hosier turned woodworker, and he trained as a wood-carver, becoming ...

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