Vasari's View of Female Artists


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Who was Giorgio Vasari?

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1. Which of these female artists was a self-taught nun?

2. How many women are included in Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists', also known as 'Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will find out what you know about Giorgio Vasari. The quiz will include various female artists and Vasari's impression of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The self-taught nun
  • Reasons for emotional compositions
  • Skills of male and female artists
  • Lives of the Artists

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Vasari
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about female artists
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about his views of female artists in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about Vasari's influence, review the accompanying lesson called Vasari's View of Female Artists. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Details Vasari's impact
  • Explains the work of Properzia de'Rossi
  • Covers the career of Sofonisba Anguissola
  • Explores the comparisons Vasari made between male and female artists