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6,911.  A renaissance if you will - today I am forty years old.  (Teacher & Renaissance)  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie I ***** starring Geraldine McEwan & Amanda Kirby & Lynsey Baxter & Vivienne Ross et al, Brodie to class

 

 

10,434.  Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the world’s most brilliant and extraordinary men ... The ultimate Renaissance man.  (Art & Renaissance)  Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure, BBC 2011

 

 

10,447.  In the Renaissance world art and science went hand in hand.  (Art & Renaissance & Science)  Alan Yentob, Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything, BBC 2011

 

 

10,466.  The secrets of our future, our fate, may be found in the work of Leonardo da Vinci ... The ultimate Renaissance man.  (Art & Future & Fate & Renaissance)  Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Da Vinci

 

 

59,156.  The advent of new science and technology in the Renaissance would also have a role to play.  (Atheism & Disbelief & Religion & Christianity & Renaissance)  Dr Jonathan Miller: A Rough History of Disbelief II: Noughts and Crosses

 

 

61,405.  In a way these eighteenth-century amateurs were the inheritors of the Renaissance idea of universal man.  (Civilisation & Renaissance)  Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 10/13, The Smile of Reason

 

 

86,532.  Most people think of Italy ... The Renaissance is supposed to have passed us by.  But that isn’t true.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  Dr James Fox, A Very British Renaissance, BBC 2014

 

86,533.  A handful of brilliant European artists brought the new ideas of the Renaissance to Britain.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

86,534.  [Pietro] Torrigiano’s tomb marked a turning point in British art.  It brought a modern style to a medieval country.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

86,535.  Hans Holbein arrived in England in the autumn of 1526.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

 

86,536.  The art of a people obsessed with secrets.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  Dr James Fox, A Very British Renaissance II: The Elizabethan Code

 

86,537.  A distinctive native art-form emerged.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

86,538.  [Nicholas] Hilliard’s little miniatures ... intimate, private, coded.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

86,539.  Rich and clever and sophisticated – art for an urbane and education society.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

86,540.  John Dee: the man who led the country out of its isolation ... a renaissance man.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

 

86,541.  By the early 1600s Britain had undergone a cultural revolution; the medieval world had been left behind.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  Dr James Fox, A Very British Renaissance III: Whose Renaissance?

 

86,542.  It was less about fantasies of ideal beauty and more about looking at new ways of reality.  (Renaissance & Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

 

86,545.  Florence 1389: a boy is baptised into a Medieval world ... His name was Cosimo de’ Medici.  From humble beginnings his dynasty would seek power and influence and not stop until they had secured the papacy itself.  (Renaissance & Italy)  Empires Special: Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance: Birth of a Dynasty, PBS

 

86,546.  Florence was also a cauldron of creativity.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,547.  The Medici would protect and pay for the greatest artists and thinkers of their age: Michelangelo et al.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,548.  The Medici: godfathers of the Renaissance.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,549.  Cosimo de’ Medici and his friends were searching for lost secrets from the ancient world.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,550.  The Medici bank was a small-scale operation.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,551.  [Filippo] Brunelleschi ... a maverick architect ... Brunelleschi’s vision would resurrect forgotten concepts of the past.  (Renaissance & Italy & Architecture)  ibid.

 

86,552.  He would have to re-write the rules of Western architecture.  (Renaissance & Italy & Architecture)  ibid.

 

86,553.  Brunelleschi also tried to escape the limitations of his age.  (Renaissance & Italy & Architecture)  ibid.

 

86,554.  Cosimo was accused of treason against the city and her people.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,555.  Money talked and Cosimo walked.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,556.  The Medici were back in business.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,557.  The Council brought together the greatest mix of thinkers, artists, merchants, and churchmen that the world had ever seen.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

 

86,558.  By the mid-15th century the Medici family had fought their way to power in Florence.  They had dictated the taste of the city, presiding over a revolution in Western culture – the Renaissance.  (Renaissance & Italy)  Empires Special: Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance II: The Magnificent Medici, PBS

 

86,559.  The greatest artists the world had ever seen.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,560.  Behind the glory lay violence.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,561.  Lorenzo worked to protect the future of the Medici dynasty.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,562.  He was an artist who would take the world apart ... Leonardo da Vinci.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,563.  Lorenzo decided to bring Michelangelo into his family.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,564.  Under Lorenzo, Florence had reached new heights of culture and sophistication.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,565.  [Sandro] Botticelli ... hurled his own paintings into the flames ... The Bonfire of the Vanities.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

 

86,566.  For over a century one family had run the city of Florence.  They had carved their name into the heart of the Florentine Renaissance – the Medici.  But at the height of their success they had been toppled by a sudden revolution.  Now two cousins reigned as brothers.  (Renaissance & Italy)  Empires Special: Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance III: The Medici Popes, PBS

 

86,567.  Fifteen years earlier the sculptor had been adopted into the greatest family in Florence.  Michelangelo had moved in with the Medici.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,568.  A bloody civil war exploded in the streets of Florence.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,569.  They had begun to procure corpses from the city’s hospitals for ‘private research’.  The pioneer of this controversial method was the city’s most talked about personality – Leonardo da Vinci.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

 

86,570.  Machiavelli was a single minded patriot determined to defend the city from Medici dictatorship.  (Renaissance & Italy)  ibid.

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