Title :

Ordering history with style : Giorgio Vasari on the art of history

Author :
SOHM, Philip ;
Conference :
Antiquity and its interpreters; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press ;
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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Quotes Vasari's report of a supposed dinner conversation in which he set out what he intended to accomplish with the Vite and how he wanted his new art history to be understood. He situated his anticipated Vite in a position of rivalry and superiority to earlier art histories, notably Pliny's and Paolo Giovio's. Argues that Vasari's tenets on imitation and style informed his understanding of a periodized, processual history. His elaboration of coherent and cohesive artistic periods gave history a new order that transcended Pliny's chronological sequence of artistic discoveries. Statements by Vasari and his readers about his literary style can shed new light on his relation to Pliny and how he saw the Vite as opening a new era of art history. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Ecrits ; Elogia virorum doctorum ; Giovio, Paolo, évêque de Nocera, 1483-1552 ; Historiens de l'art ; Historiographie ; Italie ; Naturalis historia ; Pline l'Ancien (Caius Plinius Secundus), v.23-79 ap. J.C. ; Style ; Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574 ; Vite ;
Descriptors :
Art historians ; Elogia virorum doctorum ; Giovio, Paolo, bishop of Nocera, 1483-1552 ; Historiography ; Italy ; Naturalis historia ; Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus), ca.23-79 A.D. ; Style ; Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574 ; Vite ; Writings ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24985085 ;
ISBN 0521594006 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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