Episode from Vasari’s biography of Michelangelo

1.Pick a quote or episode from Vasari’s biography of Michelangelo, which you feel would support the following statement and explain why. Statement: “Vasari contributed to the development of the status of the arts and artists through his description of Michelangelo’s life.” (10 points)
2.Pick a quote or episode from Vasari’s biography of Michelangelo that gives a sense of Michelangelo’s relationship with his patrons and/or his artistic method (i.e. does he seem to have more or less artistic freedom than Baxandall described artists having in the 1400s). (5 points)
3.How does Vasari’s characterization of Michelangelo compare to Wallace’s description of his typical week? (i.e. What seems different about the two descriptions? What elements of Michelangelo’s life (especially his artistic practice) does Wallace describe that Vasari doesn’t? Why might Vasari not have emphasized these elements?) (10 points)