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The High Renaissance

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23 videos
4 skills
Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante. The High Renaissance was short lived but it changed the way we see ourselves.

Leonardo da Vinci, Letter to the Duke of Milan

VIDEO 3:17 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci's Letter to the Duke of Milan Speaker: Dr. David Drogin 

Leonardo, Virgin of the Rocks

VIDEO 5:38 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin of the Rocks, c. 1491-1508, 189.5 x 120 cm, oil on panel, National Gallery (London)

Leonardo, Adoration of the Magi

VIDEO 4:36 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci, Adoration of the Magi, 1481, oil on panel (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-adoration-of-the-magi.html

Leonardo, Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist (Burlington House Cartoon)

VIDEO 4:04 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist (Burlington House Cartoon), 1499-1500, charcoal and chalk on paper, 55.7 × 41.2 inches c. 1499-1500 (National Gallery, ...

Leonardo, Mona Lisa

VIDEO 8:39 minutes
Salman Khan and Beth Harris discuss Leonardo da Vinci's painting, "Mona Lisa," as a symbol of Western culture and as a renaissance portrait.

Leonardo, Last Supper

VIDEO 12:33 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper, oil, tempera, fresco, 1495-98 (Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker http://smarthistory.org/leonardo-last-supper.html

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Michelangelo, Pietà

VIDEO 3:39 minutes
Michelangelo, Pietà, marble, 1498-1500 (Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. The Pietà was a popular subject among northern european artists. It means Pity or Compassion, and represents Mary ...

Michelangelo, Moses

VIDEO 4:12 minutes
Michelangelo, Moses, marble, ca. 1513-15 (San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker.   Usually considered unfinished, these sculptures were originally intended for  the tomb of Pope Julius II. According to ...

Michelangelo, David

VIDEO 5:41 minutes
Michelangelo, David, marble, 1501-04 (Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence) A conversation with Khan Academy's Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris. His perfect beauty reminds me of Pico della Mirandola, who imagines God saying to man at ...

Carving marble with traditional tools

VIDEO 2:48 minutes
Watch a sculptor demonstrate the use of traditional tools—such as the tooth chisel, the point chisel, the drill, and the rasp—as he creates a finished figure  from a block of marble. Love art? Follow us on Google+

Michelangelo, Slaves

VIDEO 3:17 minutes
Michelangelo, The Slaves (commonly referred to as the Dying Slave and the Rebellious Slave), marble, 2.09 m high, 1513-15 (Musée du Louvre, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker Usually considered unfinished, these ...

Michelangelo, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

VIDEO 22:03 minutes
Michelangelo, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, 1508-12, fresco (Vatican, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

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Michelangelo, Last Judgment (altar wall, Sistine Chapel)

VIDEO 17:58 minutes
Michelangelo, Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, fresco, 1534-1541 (Vatican City, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

Michelangelo, Laurentian Library

VIDEO 7:58 minutes
Michelangelo, Laurentian Library (vestibule and reading room), begun 1524, opened 1571, San Lorenzo, Florence

Raphael, Marriage of the Virgin, 1504

VIDEO 5:04 minutes
Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504, oil on panel, 174 cm × 121 cm / 69 in × 48 in (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker

Raphael, Madonna of the Goldfinch

VIDEO 3:27 minutes
Raphael, Madonna of the Goldfinch, 1505-6, oil on panel, 42" x 30" (107 x 77 cm), Uffizi, Florence Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Raphael, La belle jardinière

VIDEO 2:56 minutes
Raphael (Italian), La belle jardinière (also, Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist), 1507, oil on panel, 48 × 31½ in (122 × 80 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris) Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker

Raphael, School of Athens

VIDEO 12:30 minutes
Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris

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Raphael, Alba Madonna

VIDEO 6:56 minutes
Raphael, Alba Madonna, oil on panel transferred to canvas, c. 1510 (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

Raphael, Portrait of Pope Julius II

VIDEO 4:11 minutes
Raphael, Portrait of Pope Julius II, 1511, oil on poplar, 108.7 x 81 cm (National Gallery, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Raphael, Galatea

VIDEO 4:23 minutes
Raphael, Galatea, c. 1513, fresco, Villa Farnesina, Rome, 9' 8" x 7' 5"

Bramante, Tempietto

VIDEO 6:01 minutes
Donato Bramante, Tempietto, c. 1502, San Pietro in Montorio, Rome

Bramante, et.al., Saint Peter's Basilica

VIDEO 4:28 minutes
Numerous architects (see below), Saint Peter's Basilica (Basilica Sancti Petri in Latin) begun 1506 completed 1626, Vatican City. Architectural contributors include: Donato Bramante who's design won Julius II's competition Antonio da ...

The High Renaissance in Florence and Rome

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