Valeriano Vasari Research Paper

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With the help of Pierio Valeriano, Vasari even learnt the art of interpreting symbols and heliographics and “their relation to artistic and literary movements of the 16th century”.(Liana Cheney) Vasari had been admiring many writers and artists of the time, and had been noticing the writer’s styles and use of language while writing about an artistic piece. Noticing Vasari’s curiosity and exceptional talent in writing, Paolo Giovio, a consequential scholar and historian “at the papal court with close ties to the Medici family, suggested to Vasari he should write biographies of the great Italian artists.” (Liana Cheney) Vasari enthusiastically started working on his first part of Lives and completed it in 1550. From then on, Vasari received major
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