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July 30:Giorgio Vasari



Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter, architect, writer, and historian, most famous today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing.Wikipedia
BornJuly 30, 1511, Arezzo, Italy
DiedJune 27, 1574, Florence, Italy
Known forPainting, architecture


Painter, architect and historian Giorgio Vasari was born in Arezzo, Republic of Florence on this day in 1511.
"In our time it has been seen, as I hope to show quite shortly, that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature. 
Much more then it is probable that the first men, being less removed from their divine origin, were more perfect, possessing a brighter intelligence, and that with Nature as a guide, a pure intellect for master, and the lovely world as a model, they originated these noble arts, and by gradually improving them brought them at length, from small beginnings, to perfection. I do not deny that there must have been an originator, since I know quite well that there must have been a beginning at some time, due to some individual."
--from THE LIVES OF THE PAINTERS, SCULPTORS, AND ARCHITECTS (1900)
Giorgio Vasari was born in 1511 at Arezzo in Tuscany. While still a boy he was introduced to Cardinal Silvio Passerini who put him to study in Florence with Michelangelo—who later became a close friend—then with Andrea del Sarto. He left Florence when his patron, Duke Alessandro, was assassinated, and wandered around Italy filling his notebooks with sketches; it was during this period that he conceived the idea of the Lives. By then, in his thirties, Vasari was a highly successful painter and when his Lives were published they were received enthusiastically. He returned to Florence in 1555 to serve Duke Cosimo who appointed him architect of the Palazzo Vecchio. After a grand tour of Italian towns he published the revised and enlarged edition of his Lives in 1568. Vasari spent the rest of his life in a glow of self-satisfaction and public recognition, and in 1571 he was knighted by Pope Pius V. He died in 1574. READ more here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/lives-of-the-painters-…/

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Italian painter, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari was born #onthisdayin 1511. He published what is regarded as the first art historical text, known as ‘The Lives’. It featured biographies of mostly Italian Renaissance artists – Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian among many others. The Museum has a copy of the second edition from 1568. http://ow.ly/R8cF30dZlSO


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Aug.20; Charles and Ray Eames,

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Nov. 18: Paul Éluard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_%C3%89luard



Paul Éluard - Wikipedia Paul Éluard (French: [elɥar]), born Eugène Émile Paul Grindel ([ɡʁɛ̃dɛl]; 14 December 1895 – 18 November… EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG 18日所引的詩,出自 Le Phénix by Paul Éluard, 1951
 一抹微笑
絕沒有完全的黑夜
既然我這麼說
既然說得這麼明確
在憂傷的盡頭總有
一扇敞開的窗戶
一個照亮的窗口
總有守護你的夢
總有要滿足的渴求
總有要解除的飢餓
一隻伸出的手 張開的手
一顆慷慨的心
幾對專注的眼睛
一種生活 相依為命的生活
保爾·艾呂雅詩集·鳳凰篇》李玉民譯,河北教育,2003,頁459


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Dec.10: 12月10日 (2013~2017) 國際人權日,美麗島事件紀念

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