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Detail of La Primavera, Sandro Botticelli.

Sandro Botticelli - Primavera (detail) - Three graces - c. 1482 - Tempera on panel - Uffizi Gallery, Florence - chapter 14

Isabella’s younger sister was the unfortunate Lucrezia de’ Medici who married Lucrezia Borgia’s son, Alfonso d’Este, Duke of Ferrara and is said to have inspired a poem by Browning.

I love this gown and cote. 1560 Lucrezia di Cosimo de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino (North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, North Carolina USA)

HISTORY OF IDEAS: The Renaissance | The Renaissance is a historical period with some important lessons to teach us about how to improve the world today. We need to study it not for its own sake, but for the sake of our collective futures.

Fascinating and beautifully animated clip about the purpose of art in the Renaissance. Highly recommended background for The Tempest. This clip was written and narrated by Alain de Botton, author of The Art of Travel (Module C).

10 Painters of the Italian Renaissance You Should Know

10 Painters Of The Italian Renaissance You Should Know

Raphael: A Renaissance Artist More Versatile than Michelangelo and More Prolific than Leonardo?

Michelangelo, The torment of Saint Anthony,  c. 1487–1488

"The Torment of Saint Anthony -- Circa -- Michelangelo Buonarroti -- Oil & tempera on panel -- Kimbell Art Museum.

Francesco Guardi A Female Artist Painting the Image of the Sudarium

silenceforthesoul: Francesco Lazzaro Guardi - A Female Artist Painting the Image of the Sudarium

Federico Barocci 2: Federico Barocci's Head study for Saint John the Evangelist

Federico Barocci, the forgotten old master – in pictures

Federico Barocci Federico Barocci's Head study for Saint John the Evangelist

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