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    Architecture in Renaissance Italy
    Italian Renaissance architects based their theories and practices on classical Roman examples. The Renaissance revival of classical Rome was as important in architecture as it was in literature.

    Byzantines in Renaissance Italy
    Learn more about the Byzantines move to Italy and the role they played during the Renaissance.

    The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
    by Jacob Burckhardt His work includes the topics: The State as a Work of Art, The Development of the Individual, The Revival of Antiquity, The Discovery of the World and of Man, Society and Festivals, and Morality and Religion.

    The Early Renaissance in Florence
    Take a virtual tour through the National Gallery of Art to view these paintings from the 15th century. This also includes an overview of the time period.

    I Am The First Successful Woman Artist Of The Renaissance
    Her courage to break from tradition allowed her to attain international fame and it opened the door for future women artists to learn and explore the art of painting.

    Italian Renaissance
    Toward the end of the 14th century A.D., a handful of Italian thinkers declared that they were living in a new age. The barbarous, unenlightened "Middle Ages" were over, they said; the new age would be a "rinascità" ("rebirth") of learning and literature, art and culture.

    Italian Renaissance Art
    This site explores all the major masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Art. From the fourteenth-century period known as the Proto-Renaissance, championed by Giotto de Bondone and his contemporaries, to the Renaissance of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

    Italian Renaissance Ceramics
    The National Gallery of Art has put together a virtual display of 27 beautiful pieces from various Italian artists.

    By the term Renaissance is generally understood the vast intellectual movement of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This movement manifested itself first in Italy, afterwards successively in the other countries of Western Europe. It was marked by a wider and deeper knowledge of Greco-Roman antiquity, and a passionate love for its literature and art.

    Renaissance and the Signorie
    Get a brief overview on the developments in trade and industry and the origins of the modern state.

    Renaissance Architecture
    Select from a list of buildings to get a description, photo and general information.

    The Role of Women During the Italian Renaissance
    The Italian Renaissance brought a period of significant change to many aspects of philosophy, art, science, and daily life, including the role of women in Italian society.

    Rome Reborn
    An introduction to how Rome came back to life during the Renaissance.

    WebMuseum: La Renaissance: Italy
    A look at the Renaissance in Italy plus biographies of the major artists during this period.


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