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Arezzo

(ärĕt`tsō), city (1991 pop. 91,626), capital of Arezzo prov., Tuscany, central Italy. It is an agricultural trade center and has machine, clothing, gold, and jewelry industries. Arezzo was an Etruscan town, later became a Roman military station and colony, and was made (11th cent.) a free commune. Siding with the Ghibellines, it was defeated (1289) at Campaldino by Florence, to which it passed definitively in 1384. In Roman times the famous red-clay Arretine vases were made there. Arezzo was a center of learning and the arts in the Middle Ages; Guido d'Arezzo, Petrarch, Aretino, and Vasari were born there. The city retains much of its medieval character. Noteworthy buildings include the Gothic cathedral (1286–1510); the Gothic Church of San Francesco (14th cent.), with frescoes of the Legend of the Holy Cross executed (1452–66) by Piero della Francesca; the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria della Pieve (1330); Bruni Palace (15th cent.), which now houses an art gallery and museum; and Vasari's mansion (decorated by Vasari in 1540).
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Arezzo

a city in central Italy, in E Tuscany. Pop.: 91 589 (2001)
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Banker's own researches have helped to expose the extremely misleading character of Vasari's account of Piero's life and work in Sansepolcro, even though one would expect this part of the biography to be among the most reliable, given the proximity of Sansepolcro to Vasari's native Arezzo. Yet this does not lead Banker to dismiss claims, based largely or exclusively on Vasari, that Piero had painted frescoes with Domenico Veneziano in Loreto and on his own in the ducal palace in Ferrara, even though the idea that Vasari had knowledge of frescoes destroyed before he was bom and in cities about which he knew little or nothing is hard to take seriously.
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The now-shattered, complex altarpiece cited in his Autobiography is a good example: "In those days or shortly before, I sent to the nuns of Sa[n]ta Maria Novella in Arezzo a panel containing the Annunciation of the Virgin by the Angel, with two saints at each side of the panel." The painting was done between 1563-64, at the request of his wife, Niccolosa Bacci.