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History of Music and Art: The Renaissance Period

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Use our online videos to study the Music and Art of The Renaissance. Discover the music, composers, musicians and musical works and art of the Renaissance.

See how Renaissance painters and composers, inspired by the new humanistic philosophy, developed new forms and techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight to the humanist spirit of the Renaissance, a momentous era that witnessed the development of the chorus, madrigals, and portraiture; the rediscovery of classical antiquity; and the exploration of new forms and techniques, such as painting with oils and four-part polyphony.
  • Observe how the art and music of the Renaissance, revealing a timeless symmetry, balance, and proportion, harmoniously mirror Platonic ideals.
  • See masterpieces by Botticelli, Donatello, Ghiberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.
  • Listen to excerpts from compositions by Dufay, Dunstable, Josquin des Prez, Orlando di Lasso, and Praetorius.
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