VERROCCHIO'S "GIUDIZIO DELL'OCCHIO"

@article{Wallace1995VERROCCHIOSD,
  title={VERROCCHIO'S "GIUDIZIO DELL'OCCHIO"},
  author={William E. Wallace},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  year={1995},
  volume={14},
  pages={7 - 10}
}
In his life of Andrea del Verrocchio, Gior gio Vasari relates that the artist permitted his talented pupil Leonardo da Vinci to paint one of the angels in his Baptism of Christ, presently in the UfFizi (Fig. I).1 Ac cording to Vasari, Verrocchio, seeing him self bested by his own assistant, resolved never to pick up a paintbrush again. The story deftly accomplishes Vasari's multiple purposes: it celebrates the precocious talent of Leonardo; it signals the advent of Va sari's third period by… Expand

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