Quote of the day

These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off. 

Giorgio Vasari

 

In his Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, Giorgio Vasari (born July 30, 1511) wrote artistic biographies and essentially created the first book of art history.

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