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

Five hundred years after they were written, Vasari’s Lives of the Artists remains the principal source book on the remarkable flowering of Italian painting in the fifteenth century. Here are Giotto, Cimabue, Ucello, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo, Botticelli, Mantegna, Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, Titian and even Vasari himself. In all, there are biographies of over thirty-five artists. This 6 CD set offers a carefully chosen selection of the most interesting and relevant sections—how and why the artists painted and sculpted, how they lived and the pressures they were under. An absorbing insight into another world, featuring music from the Italian Renaissance.



Disc 1

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Play with flash player Preface to The Lives 00:08:02
2.   Play with flash player Cimabue c. 1240 - 1302 (1240 - 1300) 00:07:00
3.   Play with flash player Giotto c. 1267 - 1377 (1276 - 1336) 00:09:10
4.   Play with flash player 'When the Pope had seen these works he was so enchanted... ' 00:06:10
5.   Play with flash player Andrea Pisano c. 1290 - 1248/9 00:07:13
6.   Play with flash player Luca Della Robbiia 1399/1400 - 1482 (1388 - ) 00:06:26
7.   Play with flash player Paolo Uccello 1396/7 - 1475 (1350 - 1432) 00:11:52
8.   Play with flash player Lorenzo Ghiberti 1378 - 1455 00:05:46
9.   Play with flash player 'Donatello and Filippo,when they perceived what diligence Lorenzo had devoted to his work... ' 00:07:39
10.   Play with flash player Masaccio 1401 - 1428 ( - 1443) 00:05:54
11.   Play with flash player Filippo Brunelleschi 1377 - 1446 00:03:42


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Play with flash player Andrea Verrocchio c. 1435 - 1488 00:07:38
2.   Play with flash player Andrea Mantegna 1431 - 1506 (1451 - 1517) 00:05:16
3.   Play with flash player Luca Signorelli 1441 - 1523 (1439 - 1521) 00:04:38
4.   Play with flash player Leonardo da Vinci 1452 - 1519 00:07:11
5.   Play with flash player 'He afterwards devoted even greater care to the study of anatomy... ' 00:06:08
6.   Play with flash player Giorgione 1476/8 - 1510 (1470 - 1511) 00:04:25
7.   Play with flash player Piero di Cosimo c. 1462 - 1521 (1441 - 1521) 00:05:40
8.   Play with flash player Bramante 1444 - 1514 00:07:38
9.   Play with flash player Fra Bartolommeo 1472/5 - 1517 (1469 - 1517) 00:08:52
10.   Play with flash player Raphael 1483 - 1520 00:09:35
11.   Play with flash player 'While he was engaged in producing these marvels... 00:05:38
12.   Play with flash player 'In his childhood Raphael imitated the style of Pietro Perugino... ' 00:06:30


Disc 4

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Play with flash player Andrea del Sarto 1486 - 1530 (1478 - 1520) 00:04:39
2.   Play with flash player 'At that time there was a sacristan... ' 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player 'When Andrea left for France, the men of the Scalzo, believing he would never return... ' 00:07:33
4.   Play with flash player Rosso Fiorentino 1495 - 1540 ( - 1541) 00:09:09
5.   Play with flash player Francesco Mazzuoli called Parmigianino 1503 - 1540 (1504 - 1540) 00:08:14
6.   Play with flash player Albrecht Durer 1471 - 1528 00:08:08
7.   Play with flash player Giulio Romano Romano prob. 1499 - 1546 (1492 - 1546) 00:09:26
8.   Play with flash player Sebastiano del Piombo c. 1485 - 1547 (1475 - 1547) 00:08:10
9.   Play with flash player Jacopo da Pontormo 1494 - 1556 (1493 - 1558) 00:08:44
10.   Play with flash player 'By these and his other works Jacopo took rank beside Andrea del Sarto... ' 00:09:28


Disc 5

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Play with flash player Jacopo Tintoretto 1518 - 1594 00:03:16
2.   Play with flash player Francesco de Salviati 1510 - 1563 00:06:27
3.   Play with flash player 'Accordingly, they united to spread abroad slanders... ' 00:04:15
4.   Play with flash player Michelangelo Buonarotti 1475 - 1564 00:10:01
5.   Play with flash player 'Lorenzo's garden was full of antiquities... ' 00:09:35
6.   Play with flash player 'When the statue was finished, Michelangelo uncovered it... ' 00:11:41
7.   Play with flash player 'After the Pope had returned to Rome... ' 00:09:35
8.   Play with flash player 'While Michelangelo was at Carrara selecting marble... ' 00:09:48
9.   Play with flash player 'Michelangelo had already finished three - quarters of the work when the Pope went to see it... ' 00:10:00
10.   Play with flash player 'I had returned to Florence to serve Duke Cosimo in 1544... ' 00:04:47


Disc 6

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Play with flash player 'Michelangelo was employed by Paul IV. on the fortifications of Rome... ' 00:04:32
2.   Play with flash player 'Michelangelo was devoted to the labours of the arts, seeing he mastered every difficulty... ' 00:04:32
3.   Play with flash player 'Michelangelo enjoyed excellent health... ' 00:06:29
4.   Play with flash player Titian c. 1485 - 1576 (1480 - ) 00:06:09
5.   Play with flash player 'The year that Andrea Gritti was appointed doge... ' 00:04:39
6.   Play with flash player 'Titian did for Queen Mary a Prometheus bound to a rock... ' 00:03:31
7.   Play with flash player Jacopo Sansovino 1486 - 1570 (1477 - 1570) 00:06:51
8.   Play with flash player 'The Florentine nation being at that time raised by the favour of Pope Leo... ' 00:05:38
9.   Play with flash player Giorgio Vasari 1511 - 1574 00:10:26
10.   Play with flash player 'But as I was thus winning honour, fame and riches under the protection of Duke Alessandro... ' 00:09:32
11.   Play with flash player 'I left Rome in October 1546 and went to Florence... ' 00:09:26

Total Playing Time: 07:48:03






Author(s):
Vasari, Giorgio

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA625512

Barcode: 9789626342558

Release Date: 06/2002

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