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Art and the Mystery of Existence: Paleolithic and Neolithic Art
ART and the Afterlife I: Egyptian Art and Architecture
Art and the Afterlife II: The Ancient Near East
Art and Mythology I: Cycladic, Minoan, Archaic Greek
Art and Mythology II: Greek Art and Architecture
Art and Empire: Roman Art and Architecture
Art and Salvation I: Early Christian to Gothic Art
Art and Salvation II: The Early Renaissance
Art in the Age of Humanism: The High Renaissance
Art of Theatricality and Drama: The Baroque
Art of Reason and Passion: Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Art and the Collapse of Absolutes: Realism and Impressionism
Art of the Inner Soul: Post-Impressionism and Expressionism
Art of New Vision: Cubism to Abstract Expressionism
Art of Irony: Pop Art to Post-Modernism
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Art and the Human Experience
Art and Salvation II: The Early Renaissance

The Early Renaissance in Italy

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Nicola Pisano: Pulpit, Pisa Baptistery.
1259-60.

Nicola Pisano: The Annunciation and The Nativity,
detail of the Pisa Baptistery Pulpit. 1259-60.

Giovanni Pisano: Pulpit, Pisa Cathedral.
1302-1310.

Giovanni Pisano: The Annunciation and The Nativity,
detail of the Pisa Cathedral Pulpit, 1302-10.

Lorenzo Ghiberti: The Sacrifice of Isaac.
Gilt Bronze, 1401-02.

Filippo Brunelleschi: The Sacrifice of Isaac.
Gilt Bronze, 1401-02.

Donatello: David. Bronze,
c.1425-30. 62".

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Donatello: David [Detail].
Bronze, c.1425-30.

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Lorenzo Ghiberti: "The Gates of Paradise",
East doors of the Florence Cathedral
Baptistery. Gilt Bronze, c.1435.

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Lorenzo Ghiberti: The Story of Jacob and Esau, detail
from "The Gates of Paradise", Florence Cathedral
Baptistery, c.1435.

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Lorenzo Ghiberti: The Story of Jacob and Esau
[Detail], "The Gates of Paradise", c.1435.

Lorenzo Ghiberti: Self Portrait, from
"The Gates of Paradise", Florence
Cathedral Baptistery, c.1435.

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Cimabue: Madonna Enthroned, c.1280-90.
Tempera on Panel.

Interior of the Arena Chapel, Padua [Italy] by Giotto

Giotto: Interior of Arena Chapel,
Padua[Italy]. c.1305-06.

Giotto: The Meeting at the Golden
Gate. Fresco, Arena Chapel, c.1305-06.

Giotto: The Meeting at the Golden
Gate [Detail]. Arena Chapel, Padua.

Giotto: The Betrayal of Christ, Arena
Chapel, Padua. Fresco, 1305-06.

Giotto: The Lamentation. Fresco,
Arena Chapel, Padua. 1305-06.

Simone Martini: The Annunciation, 1333.
Tempera on wood, approx. 10' x 8'8".
Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Simone Martini: The Annunciation
[Detail of Gabriel].

Simone Martini: The Annunciation
[Detail of Virgin Mary].

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Masaccio: The Trinity. Fresco,
Sta. Maria Novella, Florence,
1425.

Masaccio: The Trinity [Detail of Mary].
Fresco, Sta. Maria Novella, Florence,
1425.

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Masaccio: The Trinity [Detail of St. John].

Masaccio: Interior of the Brancacci
Chapel, Sta. Maria del Carmine, Florence.
Top left: The Expulsion.

Masaccio: The Expulsion from Paradise,
Brancacci Chapel. Fresco, c.1427.

Andrea del Castagno, David
[Detail]. Leather, surface
curved. c.1450-57. 45".

Andrea del Castagno, David
[Detail of Goliath]. Leather,
surface curved. c.1450-57.



The Northern Renaissance: Flemish Painting

Robert Campin: The Merode Altarpiece,
Oil on Panel, c.1425-30. The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection.

Robert Campin: The Merode Altarpiece
[Detail: The Annunciation, Center Panel].
c.1425-30.

Robert Campin: The Merode Altarpiece
[Detail, Center Panel]. c.1425-30.

Robert Campin: The Merode Altarpiece
[Detail: Left Panel (Patrons)], c.1425-30.

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Robert Campin: The Merode Altarpiece
[Detail: Right Panel, Joseph Building
a 'Mousetrap']. c.1425-30.

The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait, by Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck: The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait,
1434. Oil on Panel, 33" x 22". National Gallery,
London.

Jan van Eyck: The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
[Detail of Mirror]. 1434.

Jan van Eyck: The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
[Detail of signature, 'Jan van Eyck was Here'

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