Giorgio Vasari art links 


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Giorgio Vasari: The Prophet Eliezer, ca.1566
Source: Wikimedia Commons (see "image archives" below)


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Giorgio Vasari

[Italian Mannerist Writer and Painter, 1511-1574]

• Relationships: Studied under Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Vasari's students included Il Poppi and Jacopo Zucchi.
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    Giorgio Vasari Works Online    
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteGiorgio Vasari at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Sacrifice at Lystra, ca.1550

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Giorgio Vasari

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteGiorgio Vasari at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Vulcan's Forge or Thetis at Vulcan's Forge, ca.1567

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
1 painting and 3 drawings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteThe 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!

Virtual Uffizi
Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent
Vulcan's Forge

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)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(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)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGiorgio Vasari at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGiorgio Vasari in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
Palazzo della Carovana dei Cavalieri

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
Ponte Vecchio

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

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Giorgio Vasari  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Artnet Magazine
Fishing, ca.1561-65

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
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
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.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Lives of the Artists

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Giorgio Vasari: Art and History

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Vasari on Technique

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Vasari on Theatre


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