The Renaissance: 1400-1550

United States, 1992

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Episode of Series “History through art”.
In the 15th Century Western civilisation developed the printing press and the resulting accessibility of knowledge led to renewed interest in the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. In the wealthy cities of Florence and Venice the superstitions and anti-humanism of the Middle Ages began to be replaced by philosophies in which human potential and creativity was deemed infinite. Through the art of this period this video explores the historic conditions which gave rise to the Renaissance. In this period philosophies of art, culture, science, politics and theology were to be developed which still have a central role in contemporary Western consciousness and social practice. The video features the works of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli as well as the sculpture, architecture and craft of the Renaissance.



Joyce Fox


Matt Newman

Mary Watanabe

Janet Schloat

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Educational Audio Visual








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Crafts & Visual Arts → Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 5-1510

Crafts & Visual Arts → Donatello, 1386?-1466

Crafts & Visual Arts → Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Crafts & Visual Arts → Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

Crafts & Visual Arts → Renaissance


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Theology

History → History

History → Renaissance

People → Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 5-1510

People → Donatello, 1386?-1466

People → Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

People → Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564


Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - United States

Television → Television series




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