This new site provides instruction and supporting images for anyone wishing to learn about the Italian Renaissance. It is a good introduction for those who need a basic understanding of the major artistic themes and philosophies of this widely studied period of history. A glossary of terms is provided by the encyclopedia Grove Art Online. The bibliography provides a chance to go into further in depth with research.
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A freely available resource, Italian Renaissance Learning Resources features eight units, each of which explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art.
Researchers and students can explore thematic essays, more than 340 images, 300 glossary items and 42 primary source texts. An invaluable tool for use in the classroom, educators can integrate printable activity guides and discussion questions related to each unit into their course work.
This resource is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art, Washington and Grove Art Online, made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.