Giorgio Vasari Biography

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Giorgio Vasari was born on 30th June, 1511, to Antonio Vasari and Maddelena Tacci,in the city of Arezzo in Tuscany, Italy. Vasari belonged to an artistic family; his last name suggesting that in itself, as Vasari means “maker of vases”. (Giorgio Vasari - Dictionary Of Art Historians) Vasari’s grandfather and father worked as ceramists and craftsmen, and his cousin, Lucca Signorelli, was an experienced and well-known painter. Signorelli was Vasari’s first teacher and guardian in the field of arts and crafts. Vasari, however, was very curious and gained inspiration from a variety of sources. “Vasari himself learned Latin and other humanist disciplines in the 1520’s by Antonio da Saccone and Giovanni Pollastra (1465-1540)” (Giorgio Vasari - Dictionary

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