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Paper: Giorgio Vasari and the Image of the Hour
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 169
Authors: Gahtan, M. W.
Abstract: Giorgio Vasari created the first allegories of the twenty-four hours in the mid-16th century. This essay explores Vasari's novel images in the context of his visual and literary sources, the rising importance of household timepieces, and the artist's other works and writings. Although a focussed study of a single motif within Vasari's oeuvre, it has implications for the broader transformation time perception and its psychological dimensions then taking place in Early Modern Europe.
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