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The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum

Using 37 pieces selected from its Samuel H. Kress and European Art Collections, the Allentown Art Museum has created this sometimes silly, but consistently appealing introduction to the art, thought, and society of the Renaissance period in Europe. Start with the Art Explorer section to view works arranged on a timeline, map, or alphabetically, from Andrea del Sarto Madonna and Child, ca. 1510 to Heinrich Yselin Saint Margaret with the Dragon, ca. 1478. Individual images are linked to the site's six thematic sections - Quest for Knowledge, Arts and Architecture, Patrons and Lifestyles, Everyday Life, Trade and Exploration, Science and Technology. For example, selecting Hans Maler's Portrait of Anton Fugger painted in 1525, links to the Patrons and Lifestyles section, where you can discover that Anton Fugger was a member of one of the richest families in Europe. A Maler portrait of Ulrich Fugger, painted the same year and now housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is also included on the site, as well as an image of Jakob Fugger, a wealthy banker. Although geared to middle school students, The Renaissance Connection will be fun for all ages.
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March 10th, 2006
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March 10th, 2006 at 9:04am
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March 10th, 2006 at 1:57pm
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