From 1555 Giorgio Vasari worked for Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici on the decorations of several apartments in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. To be able to fulfill this enormous assignment, Vasari established a corporate enterprise in which specialized assistants were hired for single tasks. Meanwhile, Vasari operated as a middleman between Cosimo and “His Excellency’s Servants”, as the artists in the team are called in Vasari’s ‘Ragionamenti’. Until now, the daily practice in Vasari's enterprise has only been partially reconstructed. In this paper the results of archival research based on the payment records in the Archivio di Stato are presented to give new insight in the (changing) size, composition and intricate hierarchical order of the artists' team throughout the project.
|Publication status||Published - 26 Mar 2015|
|Event||The 61st Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 26 Mar 2015 → 28 Mar 2015
|Conference||The 61st Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America|
|Abbreviated title||RSA Berlin 2015|
|Period||26/03/15 → 28/03/15|