Giorgio Vasari And His Influence On Art History

St Luke Painting the Virgin (c. 1565) by Giorgio Vasari (St Luke a self-portrait). Fresco. Santa Annunziata, Florence, Italy. Image source Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

For those readers who have studied art history before, the name Giorgio Vasari will likely be very familiar. For those who haven’t, I expect you’ve probably never heard of him.

Giorgio Vasari was an artist and architect who lived and worked in 16th century…



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