Vasari’s Life of Raphael

Nov 15, 2020 | No Comments

‘This illustrated stand-alone edition of Vasari’s Life of Raphael offers a new translation of this rich and remarkable life, elegantly rendering Vasari’s literary text in modern terms. A work of authoritative skill and precision, this new translation preserves Vasari’s exciting narrative, alongside beautifully reproduced color illustrations. Editors Paul Joannides and Rick Scorza bring together the original and expanded Italian editions from 1550 and 1568 with succinct commentary drawing upon their expert knowledge of Raphael’s career. This fascinating and accessible read is published in the five hundredth anniversary year of Raphael’s death’ 

(Thames & Hudson press release; https://thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/the-life-of-raphael-hardcover)

In this collaboration with Paul Joannides, Rick was responsible for the Preface and Translation of Vasari’s biography of Raphael, and Paul for the Introduction and the accompanying Commentary

Passion and Strategy – Nothing Changes

Passion and Strategy – Nothing Changes

Oct 27, 2016 | No Comments

“It’s impossible to find early drawings or anything good by recent artists . . .The situation here is truly awful . . .It’s not like the old days!”

Sound familiar? Similar messages could have been texted yesterday between collectors or dealers.

The British Art Medal Society

The British Art Medal Society

Oct 27, 2016 | No Comments

“I am grateful to Rick Scorza for introducing me to the fascinating world of medals, and for being one of the initiators of this exhibition . . .”

Works in Bronze and Other Media by Contemporary Medallists.
An exhibition organised by Jean-Luc Baroni in collaboration with The British Art Medal Society, c/o Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum

Review of Florian Härb, ‘The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)’
Vincenzo Borghini fra i ‘pittori di casa’ e l’Accademia del Disegno

Vincenzo Borghini fra i ‘pittori di casa’ e l’Accademia del Disegno

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Delivered at Feuilles de memorie: un carnet de dessins du musée du Louvre, organised by the Association des historiens de l’art italien, Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, May 2016

 

‘Tutti l’ammiran, tutti honor gli fanno’: Borghini, Vasari e l’esempio di Michelangelo’
Il ruolo di Vincenzo Borghini

Il ruolo di Vincenzo Borghini

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2016 – Master Drawings, LIV, pp. 205-24

 

‘Grottesche, Arabeschi, and Calligrafia: A Drawing by Antenore Ridolfi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’
El Greco: ‘Calligrafia’, ‘Disegno’, and Context

El Greco: ‘Calligrafia’, ‘Disegno’, and Context

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2014 – Master Drawings, LII, pp. 429-52

‘Coronae per coronas currunt’: the Louvre Baldinucci Sketchbook and a Drawing attributed to Giovan Battista Naldini

‘Coronae per coronas currunt’: the Louvre Baldinucci Sketchbook and a Drawing attributed to Giovan Battista Naldini

Oct 27, 2016 | No Comments

2014 – ArtItalies – Bulletin de l’association des historiens de l’art italien, XX, pp. 30-37