Italian Renaissance, 1983

by: Roger Weir

Italian Renaissance
12 of 12 presentations available
Thursdays, Oct 6, 1983 to Dec 22, 1983


A series of 12 presentations about the Italian Renaissance with an emphasis on a constellation of important persons: Dante Alighieri, Giotto, Petrarch, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi, Donatello, Cosimo de'Medici and Lorenzo de'Medici, Ficino, and Pico Della Mirandola, Sandro Botticelli, Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Giordano Bruno, Francesco Giorgi, Campanella, and Galileo.
  • Dante (1265-1321): The New Life. On World Government, the Paradisio, and Virgil and Beatrice as Spirit Guides @ Oct 06
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  • Giotto (1266-1337): The St. Francis Frescoes and the Duomo @ Oct 13
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  • Petrarch (1304-1374): Sonnets and the Figure of Laura; Boccaccio (1313-1375): The Decameron as a Cycle of Life @ Oct 20
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  • Fra Angelico (1386-1466) and Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469): Dominican Visionary Artists of the Interior Life @ Oct 27
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  • Donatello (1386-1466): Sculptural Refinement of Man; Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464): Philosophical Refinement of the Vision @ Nov 03
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  • Cosimo de' Medici (1389-1464) and Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1495): Florentine Patrons of the Rebirth of Learning @ Nov 10
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  • Ficino (1433-1499) and Pico Della Mirandola (1464-1495): Platonic and Hermetic Theology @ Nov 17
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  • Botticelli (1444-1510): The Famous Florentine Painter @ Nov 24
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  • Machiavelli (1469-1527): The Prince and the History of Florence; Vesalius (1514-1564): Man Revealed in His Exact Anatomy @ Dec 01
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  • Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519): The Renaissance Man Refined @ Dec 08
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  • Giordano Bruno (1548-1600): Cosmic Orders in the Hermetic Tradition; Francesco Giorgi (1466-1540): Harmonia Mundi @ Dec 15
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  • Campanella (1568-1639): Hermetic Science in Utopian City of the Sun; Galileo (1564-1642): Starry Messenger of Science (The New Magic) @ Dec 22
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