Category Archives: Renaissance

The Best Museums on Flickr

A photographer friend of mine, Christian Santiago, recently redirected me to Flickr. I remember the Flickr of a few years ago, largely used as a repository for vacation photos. Wow has Flickr grown up! As a Social Studies teacher, I am … Continue reading

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Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

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Six Sites for Primary Source Materials

It is officially August and most educators are beginning to feel the pressure that is the beginning of school. As we start to look at rosters and enrollment, we start to pull out and revamp old lesson plans and search … Continue reading

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Did Leonardo da Vinci Copy his “Vitruvian Man?”

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is one of his most recognized and admired works. However, new evidence suggests that it was not the artist’s original work. Architectural historian Claudio Sgabari believes that the piece may have been copied from Leonardo’s friend and … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details… of a Giotto

Thank you to my friend Mike Carano for bringing this story to my attention. Art Restorers working on a Giotto of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi have uncovered the details of a ‘devil’ figure hidden in the cloud at the top … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Forgery is Authentic – Worth Millions

Art Historian and Oxford Professor Martin Kemp has officially declared his belief that “La Belle Principessa,” once believed to be a stunning da Vinci forgery, is in fact an original piece by the famed artist. The piece purchased in auction for … Continue reading

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Nuclear Physicists on the Hunt for “Lost da Vinci” Painting

Nuclear physicists are actively hunting for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous lost painting, the “Battle of Anghiari.” The historical Battle of Anghiari took place in 1440 between Milan and the Republic of Florence. Leonardo was commissioned to record the historic event in 1504 … Continue reading

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The Heist of the Mona Lisa (1911)

On August 21, 1911, Leondardo da Vinci’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Italian nationalist Vincenzo Peruggia. He reportedly committed the crime alone and stated that he intended to return the painting to Italy – … Continue reading

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