Europe: the Renaissance Timeline
From the invention of the printing press in 1448 to the publication of Luthers Ninety-Five Theses in 1517 and the death of Leonardo da Vinci in 1519, this beautiful timeline hits all the high points of the Italian Renaissance.
An impressive page on the Italian Renaissance, not too over-powering, but just right, with some fabulous links to individual pages on the great painters. This page is from the Modern European History AP site, via the Links to the Past page.
The ideas of the Italian Renaissance gradually spread northward across the Alps to the rest of Western Europe. The Northern Renaissance differed from the Italian Renaissance in that the most brilliant achievements were those of writers rather than, as in Italy, those of painters and sculptors. Another fantastic Modern European History AP site.
Part of the Western Canon great books site, with emphasis on the great writers and books of the Renaissance and Reformation, plus links to other sites of interest.
This school site contains everything you ever wanted to know about the Renaissance, both Italian and Northern, and presents that information in a fun and interesting way. A junior high school site, and a model for what school sites can be.
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La Renaissance: Italy
From the excellent WebMuseum, Paris, this site briefly explores the rebirth of art in Italy, with links to the most influential painters, sculptors, and architects, and their works.
Northern European Painting of the 15th-16th Centuries
A National Gallery of Art site. Besides the introduction on the art and style of the Northern European painters, take several excellent tours of the paintings of the Dutch, German, and Flemish masters of the day.
The sites on the left are pages with excellent historical content. The sites below are links pages, specifically chosen for the quality of pointers to other sites for further research.
Creative Impulse: Renaissance
One of the places to begin a search of the best websites having to do with Renaissance Europe.
Renaissance Background Information
While the main page of this site deals exclusively with 16th century English Literature, this background information page on the Renaissance time period is excellent, and has many links to must-see internet sites about the Renaissance throughout Europe.
Nicely annotated links to other sites on the subjects of: art & architecture, English, French, and Italian history, literature, music, philosophy, and theology.