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VASARI, G.: Lives of the Great Artists (The) (Selections)

    

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VASARI, G.: Lives of the Great Artists (The) (Selections)

An Italian Mannerist architect and painter, Giorgio Vasari was acquainted with many of the most famous artists of his day. He is best-known today for his biographies of artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Giotto. This recording is read with clarity and authority by Neville Jason.



Disc 1

  The Lives of the Artists
1.   Preface to The Lives 00:08:02
2.   Cimabue c. 1240 - 1302 [1240 - 1300]* 00:07:00
3.   Giotto c. 1267 - 1337 [1276 - 1336] 00:09:10
4.   When the Pope had seen these works… 00:06:10
5.   Andrea Pisano c. 1290 - 1348/9 00:07:13
6.   Luca Della Robbia 1399/1400 - 1482 [1388 - ] 00:06:26
7.   Paolo Uccello 1396/7 - 1475 [1350 - 1432] 00:11:52
8.   Lorenzo Ghiberti 1378 - 1455 00:05:46
9.   Donatello and Filippo, when they perceived… 00:07:39
10.   Masaccio 1401 - 1428 [ - 1443] 00:05:54
11.   Filippo Brunelleschi 1377 - 1446 00:03:42


Disc 2

  The Lives of the Artists
1.   Brunelleschi: Filippo was born in the year 1377 00:07:26
2.   On his arrival, the wardens of S. Maria… 00:08:48
3.   It then occurred to Filippo that he would… 00:07:40
4.   The murmurers had now been silenced… 00:06:08
5.   Donatello 1386 - 1466 [1383 - 1466] 00:11:08
6.   Piero della Francesca c. 1410/20 - 1492 00:05:25
7.   Fra Angelico c. 1410/20 - 1492 [1387 - 1455] 00:06:10
8.   Antonello da Messina c. 1430 - 1479 00:04:57
9.   Fra Filippo Lippi c. 1406 - 1469 [1381 - 1438] 00:07:24
10.   Jacopo, c. 1400 - 1470/71, Gentile 1429 - 1507 and Giovanni Bellini c. 1430/40 - 1516 00:08:23
11.   Sandro Botticelli 1444/5 - 1510 [1437 - 1515] 00:05:55


Disc 3

  The Lives of the Artists
1.   Andrea Verrocchio c. 1435 - 1488 00:07:38
2.   Andrea Mantegna 1431 - 1506 [1451 - 1517] 00:05:16
3.   Luca Signorelli 1441 - 1523 [1439 - 1521] 00:04:38
4.   Leonardo da Vinci 1452 - 1519 00:07:11
5.   He afterwards devoted even greater care to… 00:06:08
6.   Giorgione 1476/8 - 1510 [1470 - 1511] 00:04:25
7.   Piero di Cosimo c.1462 - 1521 [1441 - 1521] 00:05:40
8.   Bramante 1444 - 1514 00:07:38
9.   Fra Bartolommeo 1472/5 - 1517 [1469 - 1517] 00:08:52
10.   While he was engaged in producing these… 00:05:38
11.   In his childhood Raphael imitated the style… 00:06:30


Disc 4

  The Lives of the Artists
1.   Andrea del Sarto 1486 - 1530 [1478 - 1520] 00:04:39
2.   At that time there was a sacristan… 00:05:55
3.   When Andrea left for France,… 00:07:33
4.   Rosso Fiorentino 1495 - 1540 [ - 1541] 00:09:09
5.   Francesco Mazzuoli, called Parmigianino 1503 - 1540 [1504 - 1540] 00:08:14
6.   Albrecht Durer 1471 - 1528 00:08:08
7.   Giulio Romano, prob.1499 - 1546 [1492 - 1546] 00:09:26
8.   Sebastiano del Piombo c. 1485 - 1547 [1475 - 1547] 00:08:10
9.   Jacopo da Pontormo 1494 - 1556 [1493 - 1558] 00:08:44
10.   By these and his other works Jacopo took… 00:09:28


Disc 5

  The Lives of the Artists
1.   Jacopo Tintoretto 1518 - 1594 00:03:16
2.   Francesco de Salviati 1510 - 1563 00:06:27
3.   Accordingly, they united to spread abroad… 00:04:15
4.   Michelangelo Buonarotti 1475 - 1564 00:10:01
5.   Lorenzo's garden was full of antiquities… 00:09:35
6.   When the statue was finished,… 00:11:41
7.   After the Pope had returned to Rome… 00:09:35
8.   While Michelangelo was at Carrara… 00:09:48
9.   Michelangelo had already finished… 00:10:00
10.   I had returned to Florence to serve… 00:04:47


Disc 6

  The Lives of the Artists
1.   Michelangelo was employed by Paul IV… 00:06:31
2.   Michelangelo was devoted to the labours… 00:04:32
3.   Michelangelo enjoyed excellent health… 00:06:29
4.   Titian c. 1485 - 1576 [1480 - ] 00:06:09
5.   The year that Andrea Gritti was appointed… 00:04:39
6.   Titian did for Queen Mary a Prometheus… 00:03:31
7.   Jacopo Sansovino 1486 - 1570 [1477 - 1570] 00:06:51
8.   The Florentine nation being at that time… 00:05:38
9.   Giorgio Vasari 1511 - 1574 00:10:26
10.   But as I was thus winning honour, fame and… 00:09:32
11.   I left Rome in October 1546… 00:09:26

Total Playing Time: 07:40:27






Author(s):
Vasari, Giorgio

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA691012

Barcode: 9789626349106

Physical Release: 07/2008

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