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Hilliard Portraits; a discovery? Italian Renaissance Learning Resources - The National Gallery of Art. A radical new look at the greatest of Elizabethan artists. Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men. Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance. GIORGIO VASARI'S LIVES OF THE ARTISTS. This page will, in time, contain all of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists, all in unabridged English translations.


Each Life will be supplimented by illustrations and a bibliography. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Please note that the undersigned claims all rights and privileges under current copyright laws. I am unable to respond in any way to requests for help with homework, theses, or dissertations. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 A note on the translations: The only full English translation of Vasari's Lives is that by Gaston C. Youtube. Discover the story behind The Goldfinch. Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of math - James Earle. Pico della Mirandola’s Oration on the Dignity of Man Numberphile did a great explanation of “Squaring the Circle” See James Earle's other Lesson.

Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of math - James Earle

After Rome was destroyed, people were wary of attachment to physical beauty. As Christianity gained traction, Romans instead began to focus on the metaphysical beauty of virtue, and art began to follow suit. James Earle discusses how Medieval paintings of Madonna were affected by this shift. The Vitruvian Man is a drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1490.It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. View this week’s image here.

Martin Kemp is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art; Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. Professor Kemp has published extensively on Leonardo, Renaissance art, and the links between art and science. Producer: Dan Morelle. The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi. Eike Schmidt is the most high-profile of the new directors appointed to run Italy’s leading museums.

The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi

He talks to Apollo about his sensitive reforms of the Uffizi and keeping up the pace of change Eike Schmidt is a busy man. Arriving at the Uffizi to interview its director on a late Friday afternoon in February, I find a small huddle of people outside his office waiting to meet with him. When we finally sit down to speak, an hour or so later, the incoming phone calls and messages leave us only a few interludes in which to discuss his first 15 months in charge before he must depart, apologetically, for a reception welcoming the new musical director of the Florence Opera.

For now, Schmidt tells me, this job occupies him seven days a week. A Free Course on Dante's Divine Comedy from Yale University. Over the years, we’ve featured the many drawings that have adorned the pages of Dante’s Divine Comedy, from medieval times to modern.

A Free Course on Dante's Divine Comedy from Yale University

Illustrations by Botticelli, Gustave Doré, William Blake and Mœbius, they’ve all gotten their due. Less has been said here, however, about the actual text itself. Perhaps the most important work in Italian literature, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) wrote the Divine Comedy (consisting of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) between the years 1308 and 1320. And that text is largely the subject of Dante in Translation, a free online course taught by Yale’s Giuseppe Mazzotta. The course description reads as follows: The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande).

You can watch the 24 lectures from the course above, or find them on YouTube and iTunes in video and audio formats. Dante. Related Content: Architecture 28 Andrea Palladio The Villa Barbaro. Episodes & Images. I've always thought that the expansion of 19th century London must have been a real sight to behold.

Episodes & Images

It was increasing by leaps and bounds, becoming, by the mid-point of the century, the largest city in the world. London in the 19th century had political and religious freedoms, making it a stable alternative to many other countries in the world and it was flooded with immigrants. Its economy was robust, and London’s positioning as a port city only served to enhance its commitment to industries like trade, shipping, and fishing.

As such, London became the place, along with America, for people the world over to begin their fresh starts. But that isn't to say that 19th century London was all roses. Much was made of the so-called “criminal classes” at this time. Or are we? In this first half of our special two-part Halloween episode, we are going to delve into a theory that identifies Jack the Ripper as the English painter Walter Sickert. View this week’s image here.

Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | View this week’s image here. Podcast: Play in new window | Download View this week’s image here. Dante & Beatrice depicted by Holiday 1883. Dante met Beatrice just twice, but she was his muse, guide, and angel.