Category Archives: The Renaissance Podcast

Episode 28 – Jan van Eyck: The Mystic Lamb

In this episode we will explore the life and work of one of the Northern Renaissances most influential artists, Jan van Eyck. His work would be some of the most prized pieces of art in Northern Europe and become part of one of the greatest art thefts in history during World War Two.

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August 1, 2017 · 12:00 am

Episode 27 – The Early Northern Renaissance: Campin and van der Weyden

Rogier van der Weyden. Portrait of a Lady.

In this episode we will explore the work of two early Northern Renaissance masters, Robert Campin and Rogier van der Weyden.

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July 10, 2017 · 4:46 pm

Episode 26 – Vasari: Art and History

Giorgio_Vasari_-_Justice_-_WGA24280We will look at the important artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari.  A man whose works grace some of the most important cathedrals in Italy, such as the Dome of Florence cathedral, but who is best known for being the first art historian of the modern era.

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June 20, 2017 · 12:00 am

Episode 25 Supplemental

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March 25, 2017 · 6:38 am

Episode 25 – Andrea del Sarto: The Beginning of Mannerism

Andrea_del_Sarto_-_Madonna_of_the_Harpies_-_WGA00369A much admired artist during his lifetime, he was overshadowed by his contemporaries Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael. We will explore his life and his work and how his work still influences artists today.

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March 25, 2017 · 6:37 am

Episode 24 – A Renaissance Christmas

800px-Pietro_Perugino_cat06For those of you who missed last year’s episode on Christmas here is a rebroadcast of episode 14 on the Christmas traditions of the Renaissance. I hope you enjoy and buon Natale!

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Episode 23 Supplemental

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October 1, 2016 · 12:02 am

Episode 23.2 – The Council of Trent

tizian_083bThe Council of Trent, Session 25, Decree 10.

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October 1, 2016 · 12:01 am

Episode 23.1 – Michelangelo’s Last Judgement

The Last JudgementIn this episode, we will finish our look at the life and work of Michelangelo through the last years of his life. We will follow him as he becomes involved in the Florentine rebellion against the Medici and his return to the Sistine Chapel 20 years later to paint The Last Judgement. Images are available at


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October 1, 2016 · 12:00 am

Episode 22 – Supplemental

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September 1, 2016 · 12:01 am