It is important to look firstly at the meaning of the three words image, art and artists; what they mean today and what they meant to the people of Medieval and Early Modern periods. The Collins dictionary defines image as 1. a mental picture of someone or something produced by the imagination or memory. 2. the appearance or impression given to the public by a person or organization. 3. a simile or metaphor. 4. the representation of a person
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gain the title of artist until people wanted their pictures purely for aesthetic purposes.
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*Collins dictionary. Harper Collins. 1995.
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*Vassari, Giorgio. Lives of the Artists. A selection translated by George Bull. Penguin books, 1987.