The Subject of Drawing in Vasari’s “The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, From Cimabue to Our Times” Cover Image
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Темата за рисунката в съчинението на Вазари „Жизнеописания на най-знаменитите архитекти, живописци и скулптори в Италия от Чимабуе до наши дни“
The Subject of Drawing in Vasari’s “The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, From Cimabue to Our Times”

Author(s): Biser Damianov
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Architecture, Visual Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the issues of drawing, which Vasari developed in his The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times. In his second revised and enlarged edition of 1568, Vasari in his introduction to the three arts of drawing commented on draughtsmanship and the role of drawing in arts, Vasari developed a basis for the theory of drawing and gave some central theses: ‘father of our three arts, architecture, sculpture, and painting’ drawing ‘extracts from many things an universal judgment, like a form or an idea of all the things in nature, who is most specific in her measurements’; draughtsmanship is essential to an artist’s creative achievements in art; draughtsmanship takes a very long time to practice, including drawing from life.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 275-282
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian