How to recognize Italian Renaissance art

(gentle music) – [Man] How do you recognize Italian Renaissance art? – [Woman] Sometimes we use the word renaissance to talk about the revival of something generally, but in art history, Renaissance means something very specific. – [Man] It means the rebirth of the culture of ancient Greece and ancient Rome. – [Woman] Which we…

Getting Dressed in the 1830s

The 1830s shift, or chemise, was made in linen or more usually cotton. The neckline was wide, and the sleeves short to accommodate the latest fashions. Under-drawers were still not commonly worn, but when the were they were of the open-leg sort, made from cotton, and fastened at the back waist with laces or buttons.…

Can art amend history? | Titus Kaphar

I love museums. Have you guys ever been to the Natural History Museum? In New York City? (Applause) So one of the things that I do is I take my kids to the museum. Recently I took them to the Natural History Museum. I had my two sons with me, Sabian and Dabith. And we…

Why Does the Government Pay for Art?

Is art a public good? This question seems to pop up from time to time when budgets are being considered and slashed. But it’s usually framed around the idea of “why is the government even paying for art?” Specific stories enrage or galvanize people even more. Like, the NEA 4 — a group of 4…

Andrzej Wajda – Freedom in Polish cinematography (39/222)

Our cinema relied on two great individualities or, at least, personalities: Aleksander Ford and Wanda Jakubowska who had just come out of Auschwitz. Before the war, she had been a left-wing activist and had started making her first film. Because her film ‘The Last Stage’ was a success, one of the most successful first Polish…

Time Is But a Stubborn Illusion – Sneak Peek | Genius

What is time? A deceptively simple question, yet it is the key to understanding relativity. It is sort of the reason my hair is going gray. [laughter] When we describe motion, we do so as a function of time, 10 meters per second, 100 miles per hour. But the mathematical description of velocity is moot…

My First Digital Camera – The HP photosmart 635 2.1MP

Hey everyone, I was cleaning up around the house. And I found my first digital camera. It’s the hp 635 It has 2.1 megapixels. Twelve zoom, three optical four digital. A massive 1 inch LCD screen. And that’s about it. It shoots video. So I thought I’d take it out Go for a short walk…

Fall of The Roman Empire…in the 15th Century: Crash Course World History #12

Hi there, my name’s John Green; this is Crash Course: World History, and today we’re going to talk about the fall of Rome. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, Mr. Green! Who’s that pretty lady? That lady, me-from-the-past, is Emperor Justinian. We’ll get to him in a minute. [Theme Music] How and when Rome fell remains the…