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Art Films - First Light: Tuscany & the Dawn of the Renaissance - The Invention of Banking

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This series [September - December] deliberates on the explosive changes that occurred in Tuscany between 1200 and 1350. Invaluable works of art and architecture from the early Italian Renaissance serve as a window through which leading art historians analyze the formation of city-states, their commerce, visual arts, and religion. A stimulating examination of how the Renaissance has shaped Western civilization. / The Invention of Banking / This installment follows the remarkable rise of the great banking families, such as the Medici, who used their extraordinary wealth to become patrons for charities and spectacular works of art and architecture. (49 min, 2004)
Full Schedule
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm