Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ghiberti's Bronze Doors: great public art during the Renaissance in Florence

Ghiberti's Bronze Doors
Originally uploaded by Sanctu
Florence (Firenze) and the Renaissance!

The 1400's and 1500's in Northern Italy: this period saw a rebirth of higher learning inspired by writings of Greek and Roman scientists (Archimedes, Aristotle, etc) and philosophers (Plato, Socrates, etc).

The men who created the Mutant Ninja Turtles in the early 80's began by making a comic book parody of then-popular comics. And they used the names of Renaissance artists for their main characters. Eastman and Laird, the authors, really made a pop culture hit when they began to license merchandise (t-shirts, action figures, etc etc ) from the TMNT.

Fresco (Italian, "fresh") was a painting technique seen in places such as the Sistine Chapel during the Renaissance. Paint was applied to wet plaster, creating a very durable art technique.

Greco-Roman map no. 3 was sketched today. It ranges from Tunisia to Istanbul.

Indie work -

Research and compare the Pantheon and the Duomo, the Cathedral of Florence.

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