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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

Episode 22 – Raphael: The School of Athens

Schol of AthensIn this episode we will examine the brief life and works of Raphael, one of the most influential painters of the Renaissance.

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September 1, 2016 · 12:00 am

Episode 21 – Bramante: A New Vision for Rome

St PetersWe met Bramante in the last episode on the Sistine Ceiling. This episode we will explore him in more depth and look at his innovative architecture and his designs to rebuild St Peter’s.

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August 5, 2016 · 8:20 am

Episode 20 – Supplemental

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July 4, 2016 · 10:27 pm

20 – The Sistine Ceiling

SybilWe will take an in depth look at one of the defining works of the Renaissance, the Sistine Ceiling. We will explore both the inspiration and the challenges it presented to Michelangelo.

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July 4, 2016 · 8:43 pm

Episode 19 Supplemental

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June 5, 2016 · 12:17 am

19 – Michelangelo: Florence to Rome

Michelangelo's_Pietà,_St_Peter's_Basilica_(1498–99)In this episode we will discuss Michelangelo’s career from his early days as an apprentice to Ghirlandaio in Florence to his first commissions in Rome. We will discuss his rise to stardom with the Pieta and The David. You may view slides for this podcast by visiting

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June 5, 2016 · 12:00 am

Episode 18 Supplemental


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April 15, 2016 · 12:42 pm

18 – Leonardo da Vinci: Genius

Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouched Only one word adequately describes Leonardo, Genius! We will look the life and work of one of the great minds of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. You may view the images discussed by visiting

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April 15, 2016 · 10:23 am