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History of Art: The Renaissance

Use these online videos to study the History of Art, and the art, artists and artistic works of The Renaissance

With this title, you'll explore the riches of the Renaissance, the golden age that rediscovered the greatness of Greco-Roman art. Use our 2 online educational video titles to explore the riches of the Renaissance (1400-1550), the golden age that rediscovered the greatness of Greco-Roman art, and reintroduced to Western civilization the wisdom of Aristotle and other classical masters. Witness the influence of classicism and humanist philosophy. Examine the use of the vanishing point and horizon line to create perspective. See magnificent artistic works by Botticelli, Donatello, Durer, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and many others. View such masterpieces as Mona Lisa, David, The School of Athens, The Birth of Venus, Primavera, Adoration of the Shepherds, and detail from Creation of Man.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how the humanist philosophy and literature of ancient Greece and Rome shaped Renaissance culture.
  • Discuss Renaissance ideals and the vitality of the era, as exemplified by entrepreneurs such as the Medicis and increasing trade relations and travel to distant lands.
  • Gain insight to the cultural significance of commissioned portraits.
  • Identify characteristics of Renaissance art, such as the celebration of youth, a belief in the dignity of the individual, an interest in the scientific observation of nature and the study of human anatomy, and the use of perspective and models familiar to the artist.
  • Name prominent Renaissance artists, including Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, and identify some of their famous works of art.
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