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17 – Savonarola: The Bonfires of the Vanities

Savonarola

Last time we left off with the growing power of Savonarola as prior of San Marcos convent in Florence and the crisis Piero is forced to deal with upon the death of his father Lorenzo. The French have invaded Italy and Florence stands alone in opposing them. This episode we pick up the story with Savonarola in control of Florence until he meets his own tragic end.

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March 19, 2016 · 12:00 am

16 – Savonarola: The Mad Monk of Florence

Girolamo_Savonarola We will discuss Savonarola, the “Mad Monk” of Florence. The man who would help to hasten the end of Florence’s Golden Age and turn Florence into a theocratic regime that was ironically  both its most autocratic and most democratic phase in history. He would influence artists like Botticelli and Michelangelo with his fiery sermons as well as thousands of Florentines who would follow him.

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February 18, 2016 · 3:42 pm

New Renaissance Shop Open

imageThe Renaissance Shop is now open. Currently, there are four print selections for those listeners who have expressed an interest in owning a print of one of the many works we have discussed. I will be adding items on a regular basis so check back often.

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January 26, 2016 · 2:14 pm

15 – Lorenzo the Magnificent

Lorenzo_de_Medici2Happy 2016! In this episode we will discuss one of the most important patrons of the Renaissance, Lorenzo de Medici, second only to his Grandfather Cosimo.

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January 10, 2016 · 12:00 am

14 – A Renaissance Christmas

800px-Cappella_Sassetti_Adoration_of_the_ShepherdsThis week we will look at some of the ways Christmas was celebrated during the Renaissance.

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December 20, 2015 · 12:01 am

13 – Perugino

Entrega_de_las_llaves_a_San_Pedro_(Perugino)This week we will discuss the life and art of Perugino.

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December 6, 2015 · 12:01 am

Episode 13 Supplemental

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December 6, 2015 · 12:00 am

12 – Ghirlandaio: The Master of Fresco

Pala_degli_innocenti,_ghirlandaio,_autoritrattoThis week we will explore the work of Domenico Ghirlandaio, the man who first painted the Sistine Chapel and would train Michelangelo.

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November 22, 2015 · 12:01 am

Episode 12 Supplemental

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November 22, 2015 · 12:00 am

11 – Verrocchio: The True Eye

800px-Workshop_of_Andrea_del_Verrocchio._Tobias_and_the_Angel._33x26cm._1470-75._NG_London This week we will discuss the life and art of Verrocchio, the man who would train Leonardo da Vinci.

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November 8, 2015 · 12:01 am