Giorgio Vasari

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  • Giorgio Vasari's Calvary Skirmish

    Renaissance Drawings: Material and Function”). Artists prepared their paintings or sculptures with quick drawings. Since the drawings were done quickly, very little detail was captured, but, was done to get a broad idea of where to begin. It allowed viewers to see the creative thinking process of the artist as well. This is why I would like to discuss Giorgio Vasari’s Calvary Skirmish and how it illustrates a creative thinking process. It was common in the 14th century of Renaissance artist 's to do drawings or sketches in preparation of a painting or sculpture. Paper became more available as well as a wider range of tools which, encouraged artists to draw ("Drawing"). This was a common thing for artists to do in this era. It was a starting point for artists to get an idea of where to begin, what to base the piece on, and the placement of where everything would go. According to Giorgio Vasari, ”that excellence in art derives from careful observation” (Dittmann, “Giorgio Vasari”). Drawing was that observation on paper. Giorgio Vasari’s, Calvary Skirmish, is a perfect example of Renaissance drawings. It is a preliminary sketch in which Vasari depicts an idea of what he…

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  • Giorgio Agamben's Analysis

    In Giorgio Agamben’s The Time That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans, he evaluates Paul’s letter by taking a close reading of the opening of Romans and then claims that within these treasured words ultimately lies Paul’s messianic philosophy. Each chapter, interestingly, lays out the context and content that each word of the opening means and what Paul was hoping to convey to the Romans. Agamben also presents Benjamin’s Theory on the Philosophy of History side-by-side Paul’s…

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  • Giorgio Agamben's Writing Of Sovereign Power And Bare Life

    Introduction The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze the writing of Giorgio Agamben as it relates to the course theme in regard to the placement of the body in contemporary social theory. More specifically this paper will address Agamben’s writing of Sovereign Power and Bare Life and the distinction between the natural being and the legal existence of a person. First in Part I, I will provide a summary of Sovereign Power and Bare Life, and identify Agamben 's central thesis. In Part…

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  • Analysis Of Saint Francis's Poor Life

    of humbleness is in every decision that Francis made to live a similar life as Jesus. Francis not only left his family and money, but left himself. Francis was no longer in power of his own life, Jesus was. Saint Francis created an outbreak, and other men wanted to join him. It did not take long for Francis to accept other men. When Francis recruited eleven men, he took them to see the bishop. The goal was to get an approval for their way of life. After a long talk with the bishop, the bishop…

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  • Michael Angelo Vasari Analysis

    In an excerpt from Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists about Michael Angelo, Giorgio Vasari successfully convinces the reader Micheal Angelo not only excelled as an artist, but was also a highly esteemed man with many admirable qualities. Vasari draws this conclusion and is able to convince the reader of this through the stories he shares of Michael Angelo. Angelo became an esteemed artist in his thirties and worked for royalty, great families, and Popes, one after the other. Vasari notes that…

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  • Giorgio Vasari's Lives Of The Artists

    A Critical Review of Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists is considered “by far the most influential single text for the history of Renaissance art"[7] and has been described as “an indispensable source of historical information.” In addition to this, the text has played a vital role in the modern understanding of Renaissance art and culture, as well as the development of various historical methods that are relevant to the study of art history. Modern…

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  • Analyzing Michelangelo's 'Torment Of Saint Anthony'

    he Torment of Saint Anthony is the earliest known painting by Michelangelo, painted after an engraving by Martin Schongauer when he was only 12 or 13 years old.[1] It is currently in the permanent collection of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.[1][2] It shows the common medieval subject, included in the Golden Legend and other sources, of Saint Anthony being assailed in the desert by demons, whose temptations he resisted; the Temptation of St Anthony (or "Trial") is the more common…

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  • Analysis Of Giorgio Vasari's The Lives Of The Artist

    Giorgio Vasari wrote the book, The Lives of the Artists is an expressive, yet biased manner. Throughout his biographies of the artists, Vasari is critical of each artist’s work; especially when it does not reflect what he looks for in a work. Even though, Vasari is a prejudiced writer, one learns several things about each artists’ style, thought process, and background which influence later artists to produce masterpieces. Within the biographies of Cimabue and Duccio, Vasari makes it obvious…

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  • Essay On The Renaissance

    The greatest historical phenomena mentioned in this chapter was the Age of Renaissance. The Renaissance was a rebirth of many cultural aspects that were thought to have been lost to the ever changing world. The Renaissance originated in Europe during the 14th century in Italy. This new age brought about many great changes in Italian intellectual, artistic, and even cultural life. Even though the Renaissance began in the 14th century, it wasn’t given an official title until the 16th century. A…

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  • Renaissance And Humanism

    of ancient Greek and Roman culture--which was very perverse, and open to the elegances of the human form. However, this type of influence on his work would anger some of the religious conservatives like Savonarola--an avid reader of Aristotle--who believed such portrayals of humans were sinful and indecent. Consequently, the humanist movement would unintentionally move the Italian Renaissance to Rome, where the values of art and literature would evolve to lean more towards a neoplatonic based…

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