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Italian Masterpieces: Video Lectures

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Full Video Course: Italian Masterpieces [Unlimited Online Access or DVD]

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About This Course In Italian Masterpieces, celebrated art historian Dr. Rocky Ruggiero explores the milestone works of sculpture, painting and architecture that defined the...

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Episode I: The Competition Panels by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi

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The Competition Panels by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi The competition of 1401 for the contract for a set of bronze doors for Florence Baptistery is...

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Episode II: Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral

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Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral Towering 32 stories tall and with an interior diameter of 143’6’’, Brunelleschi’s dome is still the largest...

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Episode III: Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti

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Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti Often described as the most beautiful and famous doors on the planet, the Gates of Paradise took nearly...

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Episode IV: Holy Trinity by Masaccio

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Holy Trinity by Masaccio Although not as highly publicized as many other more famous paintings, the Holy Trinity by Masaccio might just be the...

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Episode V: David by Donatello

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David by Donatello Donatello’s bronze David was the first free-standing nude statue to be made since ancient Roman times. In addition to restoring sculpture...

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Episode VI: La Primavera by Alessandro Botticelli

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La Primavera by Alessandro Botticelli When Botticelli painted the Primavera in the 1470s, he opened up a veritable Pandora’s Box. No longer would Renaissance...

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Episode VII: Birth of Venus by Alessandro Botticelli

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Birth of Venus by Alessandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus is one of the world’s most recognized paintings. In depicting how the Roman goddess...

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Episode VIII: Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

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Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo’s great masterpiece was painted in 1495 on a wall of the refectory of a Dominican convent in Milan,...

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Episode IX: Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti The Pietà was Michelangelo’s first “number one hit”. At the ripe old age of 23 years, he had produced one of...

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Episode X: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci When Leonardo began painting the portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of the wealthy cloth merchant Francesco del Giocondo, in...

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Episode XI: David by Michelangelo Buonarroti

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David by Michelangelo Buonarroti Michelangelo’s statue of the David has been described as the greatest expression of sculpture of all time. Standing 17’1’’ in height...

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Episode XII: Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo Buonarroti When Michelangelo signed the contract with Pope Julius II in 1508 to paint the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, little...

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Episode XIII: School of Athens by Raphael Sanzio

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School of Athens by Raphael Sanzio The painter Rapahel was one of the most talented and skilled painters in history. Although best known for his...

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Episode XIV: Venus of Urbino by Titian

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Venus of Urbino by Titian Titian was the greatest painter from Renaissance Venice. His reputation and achievements in 16th-century Europe were rivaled only by those...

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