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Ginevra de Benci

Image and NGA overview of the portrait:

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.50724.html

More information about the portrait from the NGA:

https://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg6/gg6-50724.html

Image and overview of the back of Ginevra's portrait (wreath and motto) from the NGA:

https://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg6/gg6-50725.html

 

The National Gallery of Art

NGA overview of 15th century Italian painting:

https://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/ita15.htm

NGA tour of the early Renaissance in Florence:

https://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg4/gg4-main1.html

http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg4/gg4-over1.html#jump

NGA tour of portrait painting in Renaissance Florence:

https://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg6/gg6-main1.html

NGA tour of Patrons and Artists in Renaissance Florence:

https://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg7/gg7-main1.html

 

Renaissance Art

In-depth collaboration between The National Gallery of Art (London) and Oxford University Press’s acclaimed Grove Art Online:

http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/

Overview of the Renaissance: 

http://www.history.com/topics/renaissance-art

Oxford Guide to Renaissance Art and Architecture, organized by artist:

http://www.oxfordartonline.com/public/page/themes/renaissanceartandarchitecture

Teaching Resources for the Italian Renaissance:

http://arthistoryteachingresources.org/lessons/italian-renaissance-art-1400-1600/

Renaissance Art FAQ:

http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/renaissance-art.htm

 

Leonardo da Vinci

Close-ups of Leonardo’s most famous works:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/leonardo-da-vinci/v/leonardo-da-vinci-adoration-of-the-magi-1481-mov

Leonardo’s life:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/leonardo-da-vinci/a/about-leonardo

The Mind of Leonardo:

http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/menteleonardo/index.html

Short Biography of Leonardo da Vinci and related links:

http://www.history.com/topics/leonardo-da-vinci

One of Da Vinci’s inventions finally comes to life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS9c76V4RDE&feature=player_embedded

Documentary/Lecture "Leonardo's Universe" from National Geographic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSsGRfCqN2s

Documentary "Inside the Mind of Leonardo," brought to life by Peter Capaldi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W6yQiC3utk

The Intersection of Art and Science:

http://faculty.virginia.edu/Fiorani/NEH-Institute/essays/

TED talk about the Vitruvian Man:

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/da-vinci-s-vitruvian-man-of-math-james-earle

 

Verrocchio and Verrocchio’s David

http://www.gpb.org/verrocchios-david-at-the-high

Post from my blog about Verrocchio: http://www.lmelliott.com/lauras-blog/teacher-behind-leonardo/

Post from my blog with a "live" look at Verrocchio's art: http://www.lmelliott.com/lauras-blog/live-look-verrocchio/

Terrific interactive website that also includes many details about life in Renaissance Italy: https://www.high.org/david/artistandcity.html

 

Donatello’s David

Interactive website with video and information:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/sculpture-architecture-florence/v/donatello-david-bronze-c-1440s

 

Renaissance Florence's Advancements in Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut-e40u3lS0

Brunelleschi’s engineering:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/beginners-renaissance-florence/v/linear-perspective-brunelleschi-s-experiement

Linear Perspective:

http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/lesson_art_perspective.html

Contrapposto:

https://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.geometry/unit11/unit11.html     

                   

How Leonardo Applied Linear Perspective

http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/ExploringLinearPerspective.html

http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LookingThroughLeosEyes.html

 

The Duomo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkBaxFuh40E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ8F_yPwqzA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IOPlGPQPuM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkBaxFuh40E

 

The Medici and Friends

http://www.lmelliott.com/lauras-blog/ambassador/

http://www.lmelliott.com/lauras-blog/get-your-plato/

http://www.lmelliott.com/lauras-blog/meet-florences-prince-youth/

http://www.lmelliott.com/lauras-blog/lorenzo-il-magnifico-defacto-ruler-florence/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In this beautifully written exploration of a real-life Renaissance woman, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of Ginevra de’ Benci, captured forever in Leonardo’s first portrait—a painting that broke convention and established the master as a force of artistic honesty."

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