Creation of the Heavens by Michelangelo
Painting on plaster on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Rome; by Michelangelo Buonarotti (Italian, 1475-1564).
Courtesy of Carol Gertens Fine Art Museum.
Italian Renaissance Art
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.
Italian Renaissance Culture & History
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.
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.
The above pages will get you started on many fascinating hours of research and discovery regarding all aspects of Renaissance culture and history. However, if you need additional site suggestions for further help and more specific research, please visit History on the Internet: Renaissance, where you can find many more high quality links.
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