Renaissance 4

Humanities - Italy: Mannerism and Late Renaissance (1520-1570)

A visual and interactive history of the Italian Renaissance: Part 4.
The 1520s are a turning point for the history of the Renaissance. The spread of the Lutheran Reform questions the pomp of the Papal court and its indulgence towards secular art and the revival of Pagan Greek and Roman culture. At the same time the success of artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael turns them into new idols: in the 1500s artists instead of copying the classic models start copying the early and high Renaissance models. It’s the beginning of Mannerism. In this period Rome becomes the center of a new architectonical style, typical of the Late Renaissance, with Michelangelo, Sangallo the Younger, and Vignola. In Florence the Medici come back to power as Dukes and support artists such as Cellini, Vasari, Bandinelli, and Ammannati. In Venice it’s the time of Sansovino for architecture and Veronese for painting. We’ll finally visit Villa d’Este in Tivoli, a masterpiece of the Late Renaissance architecture: a Villa with beautiful frescoes, wonderful fountains and one of the most incredible gardens in the world.

  • 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…
  • Venice 
  • San Marco Square, Ducale Palace, the Renaissance palaces of Canal Grande, San Zaccaria, santa Maria dei Miracoli, the great paintings and cycles of frescoes by Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, Palladio’s San Giorgio, and more…

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