Saturday, November 12, 2016

What is Online Renaissance?

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Online Renaissance attempts to realize the Renaissance dream of universal understanding through videos opening on the global human languages of Mathematics and Art.

Our two main projects are: an animated tour of all thirteen books of 

Euclid's Elements

 

and a video presentation of 

Dante's Divine Comedy 

 



with the principal medieval, Renaissance and modern illustrations. Dante's poetic vision united pagan Greco-Roman, Old Testament Jewish, Christian, and mystical Islamic elements in a nova explosion of poetic generous mind. 
(go to: Botticelli's Dante Illustrations, Britto's illustrations from the first printed Divine Comedy, illuminations to Dante from a thirteenth century Sinenese manuscript, Audio-Book of the Divine Comedy.)  

The Online Renaissance translation of Purgatorio is available in print and as an e-book from Amazon here.

Renaissance Art

 

Although our definition of Renaissance is large enough to include Modern artists who gave shape to the Hermetic dream (Kandinsky) and who showed the Poetry in Science (Duchamp), the initial focus of this series will be on the Italian Renaissance artists, beginning with Piero della Francesca and Botticelli


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