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Art Films - First Light: Tuscany & the Dawn of the Renaissance - Cataclysm: The Black Death Visits Tuscany

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Headquarters
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Teens
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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. / Cataclysm: The Black Death Visits Tuscany / Tuscany’s prosperity and growth came to a halting decline when the plague struck in 1348. The art world underwent a significant change. Magnificent works remained incomplete, works were less realistic and more fanciful and focused more on the divine than the natural. (49 min, 2004)
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm