Étiqueté : Arezzo

Séminaire: “Vasari, Arezzo, and the Trecento: Art and the Medieval Tradition in Renaissance Tuscany”, Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, Wednesday 23 November 2016 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

In the 1550s and 1560s Giorgio Vasari renovated the Pieve and cathedral in his hometown of Arezzo and created several new altarpieces for the Pieve, where he established his family funerary chapel. These projects traditionally, and understandably, have been closely associated with Counter-Reformation tenets and treatises. The art and architectural history of both sites, however, suggests that Vasari was as much, if not more, invested in stressing continuity and cohesion of ritual and iconographic tradition, especially that...

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