“He invented the idea of the artist…as the genius not restricted by law, morality, common practice, or anything…The book is wrong. It is a series of untruths. He didn’t shoot the constable of Bourbon as he was coming over the wall in May 1527. He didn’t save the papal court by scurrying along the passetto to Castel Sant’Angelo. He didn’t do most of the things he said he did. However, he created the image of the artist as a larger than life figure, the creator.” Read more...
The Best Italian Renaissance Books