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The Great impresario Giorgio Vasari Shirley Smith Monday 20 May 2019

He was self-opinionated, biased - even vindictive - yet his book Lives of the Artists is still central to any study of Italian Renaissance art.  To contemporaries, however, his fame was as an artist and architect, employed by some of the greatest patrons in 16th-century Italy, most notably Duke Cosimo 1 de'Medici, for whom he designed the great Uffizi gallery.