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Travels with Vasari

Travels with Vasari: Andrew Graham-Dixon searches for the shadowy figure who wrote one of the most important books on art and looks at some dazzling works, including masterpieces of the early Renaissance by Giotto, Masaccio and Donatello.   Travels with Vasari part 1     The first part of an exploration of the extraordinary achievement of the chronicler of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari, author of the monumental Lives of the Artists.   Travels with Vasari part 2    …

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Civilisation episode 4 – Man – The Measure of all Things

Civilisation episode 4 - Man - The Measure of all Things: Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.     Clark visits Florence, where the resurrection of a classical past first gave a new impetus to European thought, and then journeys to the palaces of Urbino and Mantua, where the Renaissance manifested itself in glorious architecture. He talks of Humanism and of perspective, of Donatello, Botticelli and Van Eyck. Kenneth Clark's classic 1969…

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