Giorgio Vasari And His Influence On Art History

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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)

Lives of the Artists

Giorgio Vasari’s ‘Self-portrait’ painted between 1550 and 1567. Source Wikimedia Commons

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