The Renaissance
rick steves art of europe

Around 1400, Europe rediscovered the aesthetics of ancient Greece and Rome. This rebirth of classical culture showed itself in the statues, paintings, and architecture of Florence, then spread to Spain, Holland, Germany, and beyond. The Renaissance-from art-loving popes to Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's David-celebrated humanism and revolutionized how we think about our world.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 104

About Rick Steves Art of Europe:

RICK STEVES ART OF EUROPE is the culmination of Rick showcasing Europe's great art and architecture on public television for three decades.

This ambitious, six-part sweep through the span of European art history weaves the greatest masterpieces into a fascinating story that's both entertaining and inspiring.

Climbing deep into prehistoric tombs on remote Scottish isles, summiting Michelangelo's magnificent dome at the Vatican, waltzing through glittering French palaces, and pondering the genius of Picasso and Van Gogh, Rick does for art what he does for travel - makes it fun and accessible.


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