Renaissance Art

March 28, 2023

Florida Principal Fired for Showing Michelangelo’s ‘David’ in Class Is Invited to Italy

Michelangelo's David is one of the most famous sculptures in history and an iconic representation of the Renaissance. But recently, it's become the center of controversy at a Florida charter school. An image of the marble statue was shown to sixth-grade students during a required lesson on Renaissance art at the Classical School in Tallahassee. Subsequently, several parents complained that they hadn't been made aware that the image would be shown in class.

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December 7, 2022

Learn the Intriguing (and Sometimes Controversial) History Behind Michelangelo’s ‘Last Judgment’

As one of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo has a long list of masterpieces. This genius of the Italian Renaissance was a sculptor, painter, and poet whose work has left an indelible mark on the history of art. Some of his most celebrated pieces can be found in the Sistine Chapel, located inside the pope's residence at the Vatican in Italy.

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August 20, 2022

Exploring Giorgione’s Mysterious Renaissance Painting ‘The Tempest’

With its bucolic setting and enigmatic character, it's no wonder that Giorgione's The Tempest has bewitched art lovers for centuries. Created in the early 16th century during the High Renaissance, it has been described as the first landscape in history due to the unprecedented prominence of the Italian countryside. As one of only six surviving paintings attributed to Giorgione—who died at a young age—The Tempest has remained shrouded in mystery.

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June 26, 2022

The Story Behind the Sistine Chapel’s Stunning Ceiling by Michelangelo

Italian artist Michelangelo (1475–1564) is known as one of the most prolific painters and sculptors in history. As a key figure of the High Renaissance, he is specifically celebrated for his ambitious approach to scale and his expertise in anatomy. While all of his masterworks convey his undeniable talent, his world-famous fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel stands above the rest.

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