Giorgio Vasari Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Giorgio Vasari at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Sacrifice at Lystra, ca.1550
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Giorgio Vasari
Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)
Giorgio Vasari at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Vulcan's Forge or Thetis at Vulcan's Forge, ca.1567
Louvre Museum Database, Paris
1 painting and 3 drawings
Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)
Many works on paper online
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Drawings collection online
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Prado Museum Database, Madrid NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)
The Royal Collection, London, UK
2 works online
Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK
Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Adoration of the Shepherds, 1570-71
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, UK
Head of an Old Man
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
160 works by or related to the artist
Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist, ca.1540
Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK NEW!
Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome (in Italian)
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Musee Magnin, Dijon, France
National Museum of Art of Romania
The Holy Family
National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
The Garden of Gethsemane, ca.1570
Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)
Palazzo Bianco, Genoa, Italy
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (in Italian)
2 works online
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Judith and Holofernes, ca.1554
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)
Venus at her Toilet
State Museums of Florence, Italy
Allegory of the Immaculate Conception, 1541
State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection
The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)
Giorgio Vasari at the The British Museum, London, UK
The Walters Art Museum, Maryland NEW!
Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
The Adoration of the Magi
Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)
UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Giorgio Vasari at The Art Renewal CenterArticles and Reference Sites:
Giorgio Vasari in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
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California State University WorldImages Database
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Palazzo della Carovana dei Cavalieri
Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
Additional Image Search Tools:
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Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Giorgio Vasari
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RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Dictionary of Art Historians
Biographical entry with emphasis on the subject's contribution to the art historical research
The Art Newspaper
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Article on the conservation of Vasari's badly flood-damaged The Last Supper
"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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|Search Inside Books:||Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.|
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The Lives of the Artists
Giorgio Vasari: Art and History
Vasari on Technique
Vasari on Theatre