"What was the African “presence” in Renaissance Europe? This is indeed a compelling question, and one that the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland has addressed in its recent exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The politically and culturally charged terms “African” and “Renaissance Europe” that seldom inhabit the same sentence come together in this exhibition and challenge us to reformulate our thinking on both the history of Africans in Europe and the European Renaissance. We are asked to imagine, through the evidence of art and material culture, the lived experiences of Africans or their descendants in Europe during one of the most important cultural epochs in the history of the West."
"Explore the connections and rivalries between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic empires that experienced their own cultural flowering in the 15th and 16th centuries. Both spheres were open to influences flowing both ways." 54 mins
"In this episodeThe Nude -The Renaissance, marlow travels to england, France and Italy on a lively, visual journey illustrating how the Christain idea of nudity associated with sin was replaced with ideas of nudity being associated with beauty and sensuality. Included are Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus, Michelangelo's 'David' and Giotto's 'The Last Judgement'." 24 mins
"This site gives a history of art, worldwide. It contains biographical and societal information on the artists when available. It has examples of the art pieces (since the website is sponsored by a museum, it has many of the pieces itself), with time and place of origin, the owner's name, and the fabric/material it is made of. It separates topics by country/empires."