Florence: cradle of the Renaissance

United States, 1992

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Narrated by Grace Jackman, with poetry and readings inspired by Florence, and read by Richard Levine, viewers are taken on an artistic travelogue of Florence, focusing primarily on the Renaissance. This commentary provides insight into the architectural and artistic wonders which are an integral part of Florence. From 1436 when Brunelleschi designed the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, the next hundred years of the Renaissance were filled with seminal figures like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghiberti, Cellini, Donatello and Leonardo da Vinci; overlooked by the great patrons Cosimo and Lorenzo de Medici. This video enables the viewer to experience the masterpieces of Florence as an armchair traveller.

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