A 2004 PBS Empire Special, History Documentary narrated by Massimo Marinoni.
The Magnificent Medici - Florence, August 1466: Lorenzo de'Medici, the 17-year-old heir to the dynasty, foils a murderous plot against his father and saves his family from a coup d'etat. The Medici still dominate Florence, but now take extra precautions, picking a useful bride for Lorenzo. Clarice Orsini, a baron's daughter and cardinal's niece, brings connections, class, and military muscle to the Medici dynasty.
In the workshops of Florence, business has never been better. Under Medici patronage, artists like Sandro Botticelli go on to redefine the Renaissance itself. For now, Botticelli's “Adoration of the Magi” confirms his position at the heart of Medici power.
A 2017 WDR Arts, History Documentary hosted by Ana Marie Valentir.
A look at the astounding leaps in sciences and the arts, products of the brilliant minds of the Renaissance. In part one, we travel with Michelangelo to the major construction site that was to become St. Peter’s Basilica, to the banking houses of the Medici and the workshop of Johannes Gutenberg.
A 2017 BBC History, Science Documentary hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Michael Scott.
Alexander Armstrong and Dr. Michael Scott explore the romantic city of Florence. Using the latest 3D scanning technology, they reveal how its wonderful facades and artworks mask a hidden story of intrigue and secrecy, and one powerful dynasty was behind it all - the Medicis, godfathers of the Renaissance. Finally, the scanning team build a virtual reality 3D model to reveal how the city's secret corridors of power were the foundation of the city's Renaissance glory.
Note: "Medici" is pronounced as Alexander says it, not as Michael Scott continues to pronounce it.
A 2006 Arts Documentary by The National Gallery, hosted by Louise Govier.
The early Renaissance Italian painters transformed the ways in which they depicted their subject matter, developing more naturalistic representations of people and places. How did later generations of artists use and expand those techniques, and to what ends? This film looks at the aims and ideals of both painters and patrons in late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Italy. It examines the kinds of subject matter being depicted, and themes or interests associated with specific artistic centres such as Florence, Rome and Venice.
Arts Documentary hosted by Andrew Marr, BBC Artsnight series in 2015.
Writer and broadcaster Andrew Marr wants to champion some great Renaissance dramatists whose stories have been neglected because they worked at the same time as William Shakespeare. Andrew believes our obsession with the Bard of Avon has fatally distorted our view of the Tudor and Jacobean period. Andrew talks to director Sir Trevor Nunn, director of a new production of Ben Jonson's great satire Volpone, while the Artistic Director of the RSC Greg Doran talks about the master of blood and guts drama - John Ford. Andrew also explores the dramatic life and death of Christopher Marlowe, as well as seeing how these forgotten Renaissance playwrights created roles for women just as good as Lady Macbeth.
Paul Kersey goes it alone to discuss Ilhan Omar trivializing the 9/11 terror attacks. He covers conservatives' impotent response to the threat of legal immigration. He also discusses Kyle Korver, the white NBA player who says whites should feel responsible—but not guilty—for the actions of their forefathers.
I don't really want to talk about the ugliness of the world today. I really have enough of the cruelty, the wickedness and the ugliness of man. I prefer to focus on the beauty of this world and watching nature awakening in springtime. Are we all finally ready for our true Renaissance?
Je n'ai pas tellement envie de vous parler de la laideur du monde aujourd'hui. J'en ai vraiment marre de la cruauté, de la méchanceté et de la laideur de l'homme. Je préfère focaliser sur la beauté du monde et regarder la nature s'éveiller au printemps. Sommes-nous tous enfin prêt pour notre vraie Renaissance?
Jared Taylor of American Renaissance marvels at the hatred for Donald Trump that reached another new high after the mid-term elections. Liberals are determined to believe he is a “white nationalist,” and his denials only make them hate him even more. Now, governors and congressmen are said to be “white supremacists”—“emboldened,” of course, by Donald Trump. If Democrats keep calling Republicans “white supremacist” might their feverish vision come true?
This video talks about what was going on in the papacy during the rise that led to the protestant reformation. An informal talk that gives some details as a backdrop to the videos I have recently produced.
The renaissance papacy was a period of decadence and immorality in high places. It was also a reflection of the times and the people.
Martin the fifth what's the first of the Renaissance Popes and Paul the third who sat at the Council of Trent in the 1540s was the culmination.
Please buy my book on Amazon and check out other videos on the channel.
A short clip of me & my buddy Ellery playing a song at the ladies church social in March 2018. Sorry for the dumb look on my face, I only started picking on the ukulele a few weeks before this. Also it's a social, so excuse the noise. I'd like to do a full recording of this hauntingly beautiful melody from the 16th century.