Have you ever wondered who invented Art History? Learn about the Renaissance author Giorgio Vasari.
Find out how his book, ‘Lives of the Artists’, has shaped the history of art from the Renaissance to the present day.
11.05–11.50am The invention of the artist: Vasari’s grand narrative
11.50am–12pm Comfort break (water is provided)
12–1pm Telling tales: Vasari’s artistic fables
1.00–2.00pm Lunch (not provided)
2.00–3.00pm Vasari’s legacy: a Romantic revival, 18001900
3.00–3.10pm Comfort break (water is provided)
3.10–3.30pm Questions and discussion
Jenny Graham is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Art History at the University of Plymouth. She is author of 'Inventing Van Eyck: The Remaking of an Artist for the Modern Age' (2007). Her book 'Afterlives: Giorgio Vasari and the Rise of Art History in the Nineteenth Century' is forthcoming.