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A Survey of the Art of the High Italian Renaissance

T Virnig, PhD (IP) (#110896)

This lecture is a survey of the High Renaissance period in Italy, which lasted roughly from the 1490s to 1520. Several works of the three most important artists of this period - Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael Sanzio, and Michelangelo Buonarroti - are discussed so as to provide an overview of their most popular works of painting and sculpture. Some of the works explored in this lecture are Leonardo's Mona Lisa, Rafael's School of Athens, and Michelangelo's David. This lecture is ideal for student's who have not previously studied the art of the High Renaissance, and especially those who have some knowledge of the Early Renaissance period. It will be most useful for upper year high school students or university students.

In this series: 5 Videos | 00:49:32 Total Length

In this first video, Academic Expert Tim Virnig introduces the High Italian Renaissance and one of its most important artists, Leonardo da Vinci.

Part #: 1 | 09:12

Two of da Vinci's most famous paintings, "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa", are analyzed.

Part #: 2 | 10:55

Rafael Sanzio is introduced, and Tim analyzes "Madonna of the Meadow" and "School of Athens".

Part #: 3 | 10:44

Michelangelo is introduced and his sculpture work of "Pieta" and "David" are explored.

Part #: 4 | 08:33

Perhaps Michelangelo's most famous work, the Painting of the roof of the Sistine Chapel, is studied and the series is summarized.

Part #: 5 | 10:08