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Renaissance in Italy: 1400s

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How to recognize Italian Renaissance artFlorence in the Early RenaissanceThe study of anatomyWhat is contrapposto?Linear Perspective: Brunelleschi's ExperimentHow one-point linear perspective worksEarly Applications of Linear PerspectiveLinear perspective interactive
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Brunelleschi & Ghiberti, the Sacrifice of IsaacGhiberti, "Gates of Paradise," east doors of the Florence BaptisteryBrunelleschi, Old SacristyBrunelleschi, Dome of the Cathedral of Florence.Brunelleschi, Pazzi ChapelBrunelleschi, Santo SpiritoNanni di Banco, Four Crowned SaintsOrsanmichele and Donatello's Saint MarkDonatello, Saint MarkDonatello, Feast of HerodDonatello, Madonna of the CloudsDonatello, DavidDonatello, DavidDonatello, Equestrian Monument of GattamelataDonatello, Mary MagdaleneAlberti, Palazzo RucellaiAlberti, Palazzo RucellaiAlberti, Façade of Santa Maria Novella, FlorenceAlberti, Sant'Andrea in Mantua
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Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the MagiGentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi (reframed)Masaccio, Virgin and Child EnthronedMasaccio, The Holy TrinityMasaccio, Holy TrinityMasaccio, The Tribute Money in the Brancacci ChapelMasaccio, The Tribute Money in the Brancacci ChapelMasaccio, Expulsion of Adam and Eve from EdenFra Angelico, The Annunciation (Prado)Fra Angelico, The AnnunciationUccello, The Battle of San RomanoFra Filippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with two AngelsLippi, Madonna and Child with Two AngelsFra Filippo Lippi, Madonna and ChildLippi, Portrait of a Man and Woman at a CasementVeneziano, St. Lucy AltarpieceAntonio Pollaiuolo, Battle of Ten Nudes Perugino, Christ Giving the Keys of the Kingdom to St. PeterGhirlandaio, Birth of the VirginCassone with the Conquest of TrebizondBotticelli, PrimaveraA celebration of beauty and love: Botticelli's Birth of VenusPiero della Francesca, The Baptism of ChristPiero della Francesca’s Flagellation of ChristPiero della Francesca, ResurrectionPiero della Francesca, Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of UrbinoSignorelli, The Damned Cast into Hell Martini, Architectural VedutaPersian carpets, a peacock, and a cucumber, understanding Crivelli's Annunciation
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Venetian art, an introductionOil paint in VenicePalazzo DucaleCa' d'OroAldo Manuzio (Aldus Manutius): inventor of the modern bookBellini, St. FrancisBellini, San Giobbe AltarpieceGiovanni Bellini, San Zaccaria AltarpieceGiovanni Bellini and Titian, The Feast of the GodsAndrea Mantegna, San Zeno AltarpieceMantegna, Saint SebastianMantegna, Dormition of the VirginMantegna, Camera degli SposiMantegna, Dead Christ

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Brought to you by Smarthistory. The engineering of Brunelleschi's dome, the naturalism of Donatello’s David, and the humanism of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus each help define the Early Renaissance in Italy.