By Staff Reporter 12:45 am PST

In this video Matthias Wivel, the Aud Jepsen Curator of 16th-Century Italian Paintings at the National Gallery, explains Giorgio Vasari’s ‘Allegory of Patience’. Vasari is often called the “father of art history” due to his work, ‘Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects’, originally published in 1550. Vasari based the composition of this painting on a drawing provided by famous Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.

(Source: The National Galery)