#91 – Sandro Botticelli 3

#91 – Sandro Botticelli 3

We go back to the beginnings of Botticelli’s career as a solo artist to examine his progression from Lippi’s apprentice to becoming the breakthrough Renaissance artist. We start by putting some of his early Madonna and Child paintings under the microscope...
#90 – Sandro Botticelli 2

#90 – Sandro Botticelli 2

We continue talking about the life and art of Sandro Botticelli. We go deep on his paintings of The Adoration of the Magi, and the first of his pagan masterpieces, the Primavera. Oh dear! This page contains Member's Only content... and you aren't logged in! Sucks to...
#89 – Sandro Botticelli

#89 – Sandro Botticelli

During Lorenzo de Medici’s life, no fewer than three of the outstanding artists of the Renaissance are thought to have spent at least a brief formative period of their early lives in the Palazzo Medici: Leonardo and Michelangelo and the one we’re going to talk...
#88 – Christian Terrorism

#88 – Christian Terrorism

When King Manuel of Portugal evicted the Jews in 1497, he didn’t actually want them to leave. He wanted them to convert to Christianity. When, instead, they chose to leave, he tried to stop them – by seizing their children and forcibly converting them. Rather...
Episode 11 – The Rise Of The Goths

Episode 11 – The Rise Of The Goths

⁃ Theodosius’ army rapidly dissolved after his death. ⁃ And as he apparently hadn’t given the Goths the rewards they expected for helping him defeat Eugenius at the Battle of the Frigidus, they decided to just TAKE their rewards – and more. ⁃ As his heir...
Episode 10 – Crushing The Pagans

Episode 10 – Crushing The Pagans

• Ambrose had Theodosius so whipped that he was able to publicly declare that the emperor had recognised the moral supremacy of the church over the actions of an emperor. • It’s from this point onwards that the church decides it has the power to make and break...