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Italian Renaissance Learning Resources - The National Gallery of Art

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources - The National Gallery of Art
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Italian Renaissance Art (1400–1600) | Art History Teaching Resources Images: Donatello, David, mid-fifteenth centuryBrunelleschi, Dome for Florence Cathedral, 1420–35Brunelleschi, San Lorenzo, mid-fifteenth centuryMasaccio, Trinity, c. 1425Masaccio, Tribute Money, c. 1427Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1505Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper, c. 1495Raphael, School of Athens, c. 1510Raphael, Madonna of the Meadows, c. 1505Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling and Creation of Adam, c. 1510Michelangelo, David, 1501–4Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538Parmigianino, Madonna of the Long Neck, 1534-1540Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Last Judgment, 1537-1541Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1556Sofonisba Anguissola, Portrait of the Artist’s Sisters, 1555Annibale Carracci, The Beaneater, 1584-1585Annibale Carracci, Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, 1585-1587 The Renaissance section sometimes presents difficulties for a couple reasons. Glossary: Renaissance: meaning “rebirth,” the Renaissance refers to the art of Europe made between 1300–1600.

‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer Photo THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTUAnd Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious ManuscriptsBy Joshua Hammer278 pp. Simon & Schuster. $26. In the summer of 1826, a Scotsman named Alexander Gordon Laing became the first European to set foot in Timbuktu, a city that would become synonymous with mysterious remoteness. The inhabitants of Timbuktu would have been amused by the British imperialist assumption that their city had been “discovered.” While Europe was still groping its way through the dark ages, Timbuktu was a beacon of intellectual enlightenment, and probably the most bibliophilic city on earth. That ancient literary heritage, and the threat it faces from radical Islam, is the subject of Joshua Hammer’s book “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,” part history, part scholarly adventure story and part journalistic survey of the volatile religious politics of the Maghreb region. Hammer delights in the explosion of medieval scholarship that took place in Timbuktu.

Cities and Buildings Database Home »Cities and Buildings Database The Cities and Buildings Database is a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web. Begun in 1995, the collection was conceived as a multi-disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and others in the academic community. In 1999, with the help of the Digital Libraries Initiative Program and the Center for Information System Optimization, we adopted a new search engine. You are free to link to these pages, but we request that when you do you provide us with your URL; this will help us to track usage, and also justify our efforts to expand the resource. All files on this site are copyright controlled as indicated. For more information contact: Meredith L. Contributor Guide The Cities/Buildings Database is always on the lookout for new sources of images. When contributing please be aware that turn around time can be slow. Acknowledgements

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. Medieval History Lectures: Dr. Lynn H. Nelson | Lectures in Medieval History | Professor Emeritus, Medieval History, University of Kansas | www.vlib.us/medieval Please take into consideration the purpose and audience for which the lecture notes listed above were written. For a good many years, I taught a three-credit-hour freshman survey entitled Introduction to Medieval History to enrollments of room-size - generally three hundred students. During those years, the University of Kansas maintained an open enrollment policy in which all graduates from accredited Kansas high schools were admitted to the University. Consequently, my lectures were both basic and episodic, concentrating on major events and topics that would prepare the students for further enrollments in Humanities courses and attempting to demonstrate that the study of History could be both useful and enjoyable. Those lectures entitled Thoughts on Reading . . . are an exception to this characterization. I might add that I assert no proprietary interest in these materials but offer them freely for public use.

MIT Visualizing Cultures Donatello's David – ItalianRenaissance.org Donatello, David, c. 1440-1460, bronze Perhaps Donatello’s landmark work – and one of the greatest sculptural works of the early Renaissance – was his bronze statue of David. This work signals the return of the nude sculpture in the round figure, and because it was the first such work like this in over a thousand years, it is one of the most important works in the history of western art. The work was commissioned by Cosimo de’Medici for the Palazzo Medici, but we do not know when during the mid-fifteenth century Donatello cast it. It was originally placed on top of a pedestal in the center of the courtyard in the Palazzo Medici, so the viewer would be looking up at it from below (unlike the view we typically get of it in photographs). David is shown at a triumphal moment within the biblical storyline of his battle with the Philistine, Goliath. Before Donatello’s work, David was typically depicted as a king, given his status in the Old Testament. Donatello: Sculptor , by Roberta J.

La antigua Roma aún importa A finales del siglo IV d. C., el río Danubio era el paso de Calais de Roma. Lo que solemos denominar las invasiones bárbaras, la llegada de hordas (quizá muchedumbres) al Imperio Romano, podrían calificarse también como unos movimientos masivos de inmigrantes económicos o refugiados políticos del norte de Europa. Y las autoridades romanas tenían tan poca idea de afrontar aquella crisis como las nuestras, además de que, por supuesto, eran menos compasivas. Es tentador pensar en los antiguos romanos como una versión de nosotros mismos. En Italia, la vida romana también tenía aspectos que nos resultan familiares. También había debates interminables sobre el reparto de cereal gratis o subvencionado a los ciudadanos que vivían en la capital. Pero tal vez no sea tan sencillo. Al otro lado de la cuerda de equilibrista, sin embargo, se encuentra un territorio completamente ajeno. Lo vemos también en la geografía política de la Europa actual. Lo importante aquí es el debate, no la resolución.

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. 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. 145 años de cerezas y barricadas: la banda sonora de la Comuna de París La música popular es un buen termómetro de la degradación de una sociedad. El hecho, muy cacareado, es que los movimientos y mareas surgidos alrededor del 15M tienen que recurrir a la banda sonora de las viejas canciones antifranquistas de los 60. Una constatación palpable del abismo que existe entre la realidad de nuestra sociedad y lo que los medios nos hacen llamar "música": mero bien de consumo sin otro valor que los 99 céntimos de iTunes Store. Como mucho, la familiaridad con los nombres y eventos musicales sirve de visado para integrarse en la élite de los entendidos hip, cool o it, es decir, un valor tremendamente reaccionario. En cambio, en Estados Unidos, la lucha de los negros por los derechos civiles tuvo la mejor banda sonora posible de soul, funk y free jazz. Las protestas contra Vietnam contaron con las voces de los folk singers de Greenwich Village cantando las cuarenta al Tío Sam. 1. (Antoine Renard, Jean Baptiste Clément, 1868). 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. (Pierre Dupont, 1846). 7.

The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi | Apollo Magazine Eike Schmidt is the most high-profile of the new directors appointed to run Italy’s leading museums. He talks to Apollo about his sensitive reforms of the Uffizi and keeping up the pace of change Eike Schmidt is a busy man. Schmidt is one of 20 new directors, seven of whom are non-Italians, who were appointed to lead Italian museums and heritage sites by the Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini in August 2015 (only one of the 20, Anna Coliva at the Galleria Borghese in Rome, was a reappointment; 10 further appointments were made in February 2017). It is the imported cultural leaders who face the greatest scrutiny, and none more so than Schmidt. ‘I think, considering the tradition of Italy, the tradition of omertà, which is the opposite,’ he says, ‘that I’d rather have too much transparency. It is a singular circumstance in which to open one’s account as a museum director. ‘We’ve used the works of art to guide people,’ says Schmidt. Annunciation (before 1560), Plautilla Nelli.

La misma bacteria provocó todas las epidemias posteriores a la peste negra Una única cepa de la Yersinia pestis, la bacteria causante de la peste, está detrás de todas las epidemias de esta enfermedad que han castigado a los humanos desde la Edad Media. El ADN bacteriano recuperado de varios apestados confirma además que el patógeno que provocó la pandemia de peste negra en la Edad Media europea vino de Asia. También estaría detrás de la tercera gran epidemia que, tras regresar al continente asiático, se extendió desde China al resto del planeta. La peste es la zoonosis o enfermedad de origen animal que más humanos ha matado. Pero en la historia de la peste aún hay muchas incógnitas por despejar. Los investigadores lograron ADN bacteriano de una treintena de apestados, algunos enterrados en Barcelona Los científicos rebuscaron entre los dientes de casi 200 restos de humanos enterrados en fosas comunes durante brotes de la epidemia en varias ciudades de Europa, entre ellas Barcelona. ampliar foto

From the national gallery of Art and Grove Art Online, explore thematic essays, more than 340 images, and 42 primary source texts in eight different units by nda_librarian Apr 28

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