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Whips, Deaths and Madonnas

Episode 2 of 4

Waldemar Januszczak traces the Italian Renaissance from its perceived origins with Giotto, and looks at the importance of religious narrative in art.

Waldemar Januszczak returns to Italy to trace the Italian Renaissance from its perceived origins with Giotto and takes a look at the importance of religious narrative in Italian art. While there were certainly a few aesthetic influences from classical art, the majority of Italian painting and sculpture in the 14th and 15th centuries was created to inspire devotion, especially in the work of Piero della Francesca, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Fra Angelico.

60 minutes

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:25

    Tribute Mega Stars

    History Maker

  • 00:40

    Roger Street Friedman

    Tidal Wave

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Waldemar Januszczak
Writer Waldemar Januszczak
Director Waldemar Januszczak
Producer Lidia Ciszewska
Executive Producer Peter Grimsdale
Production Company ZCZ Films

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