Renaissance 3

Humanities - Italy: High Renaissance (1490-1520)

A visual and interactive history of the Italian Renaissance: Part 3.
According to many scholars the short period between 1490 and 1520, known as High Renaissance, was the climax of this style. This is the age of: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Bramante, Raphael and Titian. Great humanist Popes, although politically and ethically controversial, such as Alexander VI Borgia, Julius II Della Rovere and Leo X de Medici, turned Rome into the new capital of the Renaissance calling the best artists of the moment to build the new St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. We’ll visit, among other places, Raphael and Peruzzi’s masterpieces in Villa Farnesina, Bramante’s Cloister and Tempietto, and Michelangelo’s Moses. In the while, after the expulsion of the Medici, Florence shows its new Republican pride with Michelangelo’s David, Siena calls Michelangelo and Pinturicchio to update its cathedral and Venice becomes a new center of the humanist culture thanks to its incredible printing industry that attires people such as Leonardo da Vinci and its new art scene that includes painters such as Bellini, Giorgione and Titian.

  • The Origins of Humanism 
  • Early Renaissance
  • The Climax of the Renaissance 
  • Mannerism and Late Renaissance
  • The Origins of the Baroque Culture

Rome, Tivoli, Florence, Siena, Padua, Venice

  • Rome
  • Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter in Vatican, Santa Maria del Popolo, Santa Maria della Pace, Sant’Agostino, Villa Farnesina, Bramante’s Cloister, Michelangelo’s Moses, Piazza del Campidoglio, Castel Sant’Angelo, Trinità dei Monti and Spanish Steps, Farnese Gardens, Fountains of Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Caravaggio’s Churches and more…  
  • Tivoli
  • Villa D’Este
  • Florence
  • Piazza della Signoria, Dante’s Neighborhood, Florence’s Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Spedale degli Innocenti, San Lorenzo & Medici Chapels, Medici Palace, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, Brancacci Chapel, San Marco, Orsanmichele, Ponte Vecchio and more…
  • Siena
  • Piazza del Campo, Duomo, Baptistry, Piccolomini Library
  • Padua
  • Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel, Mantegna’s Ovetari Chapel, Donatello’s Gattamelata, and more…

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