Renaissance 5

Humanities - Italy: The Origins of the Baroque Culture (1570-1600)

A visual and interactive history of the Italian Renaissance: Part 5.
After the death of Michelangelo, the end of the Council of Trento and the beginning of the Counterreformation some important changes can be noticed in the Italian culture. The origins of the Baroque style can be found in the very late Renaissance. In Florence it’s the time of Giambologna, Tacca and the Chapel of the Princes (the last of the Medici chapels), who anticipate the baroque sculpture. Venice witnesses a revival of classicism in architecture with Palladio (San Giorgio), but in painting it’s the age of the Mannerist Tintoretto, famous for his dramatic and powerful use of color. In Rome it’s the age of a complete urban renovation, thanks to Popes Gregory XIII and Sixtus V: we’ll discover Della Porta’s fountains and Fontana’s obelisks and piazzas. In the while Caravaggio revolutionizes painting, the Inquisition burns the philosopher Giordano Bruno, and Maderno finally completes St. Peter’s Basilica.

  • 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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