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The purpose of this blog is to explain the basics of art and culture to English language learners in secondary school in Slovakia. This is not for profit. If you look to your right, you'll see a long list of topics that I plan to cover. This is a large project that will most likely take years to complete, covering some topics I know little about (like dance), so I will be borrowing heavily from other experts, with their permission, giving credit wherever possible. Please be patient, and, of course, all advice is greatly appreciated.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Vasari's Lives of the Artists

Dear Students,

Vasari was an Italian painter and historian - the first art historian. He traveled around Italy, collecting stories about all the most famous artists of the Renaissance, some of whom he actually met. Some of these stories are funny. Many of them bring the artists to life. These texts are very hard to translate, but I may use some later to discuss specific artists.

Here is Vasari's text online, The Lives of the Artists

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