This lecture is an overview of the art of the early Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century. Discussed are several key works of art in both sculpture and painting by artists such as Ghiberti, Donatello, Masaccio, and Botticelli. The lecture aims to inform students about the types of subject matter that were popular in Italy at the time, as well as the important visual advancements made which helped artists depict more and more natural-looking scenes. This lecture is ideal for students who have not previously studied the art of the Renaissance. It will be most useful for upper-level high school students or university students.
In this series: 6 Videos | 00:44:05 Total Length
In the first part of the series, the audience is introduced to Italy during the Renaissance period; particularly, the city of Florence, where it is said to have begun.
The art analysis begins with sculpture. Some of Donatello's greatest works are dissected, and the audience learns about the struggle between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti to have their bronze art on the doors of the baptistery.
More of Donatello's later sculptures are analyzed.
This video is the first one that paintings are analyzed in. The work of Masaccio is shown here.
Lippi and Botticelli are the artists analyzed in Part 5 of the series.
In the final video, the only artist to be examined is Mantegna. The video wraps of with a summary of all that the viewer has learned.