Vasari, Giorgio. Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori et architetti.
This exhibit displays a small sampling of images from a 1647 edition of Giorgio Vasari's Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori et architetti. With this book, Vasari created the first collection of biographies of artists and is considered by many to be the father of Art History. The title page, frontispiece, two illustrations, and colophon are featured in this exhibit. The first illustration is of Properzia de' Rossi, a Bolognese sculptor and the only female artist to be featured in Vasari's book. The second illustration of is Vasari, himself, who was not only a writer and biographer but also an artist.
Elettra I. Conoly