‘New’ Michelangelo Sculptures Identified

ARTS Art historians have tentatively identified two handsome, naked men riding triumphantly on ferocious panthers as the only surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance giant Michelangelo. (The Guardian) Use our beautiful historical map of Italy to put the Renaissance in context. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the Guardian article, the so-called “Rothschild … Continue reading ‘New’ Michelangelo Sculptures Identified

Mystery of the Cathedral

ARTS Architects and engineers are investigating methods probably used by Renaissance artists to create the iconic dome—the Duomo—of Florence, Italy’s cathedral. (National Geographic/NOVA) Use our resources to better understand the Duomo. Discussion Ideas Watch the terrific video above, about Filippo Brunelleschi’s magnificent ‘Duomo.’ Then read our equally terrific “media spotlight” on the Duomo. How else could Brunelleschi or other architects have designed the roof of … Continue reading Mystery of the Cathedral