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The Fire in the Borgo, detail

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Description: The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, and Style
For Giorgio Vasari and his contemporaries, the mobility of artists functions as a brokering agent, placing artistic behavior, works of art, and topographic and natural environments into proximity and dialogue. Criticism, justification, impassioned debate, and sometimes confusion characterize this network of interactions. Varietà is a key term that points to the potentially beneficial effects of travel upon an artist’s thinking process, manner of working, and execution. But what happens to …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.125-160

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