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During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, monks and preachers throughout Europe employed the Speculum humanae salvationis as an educational tool. The simple pen drawings with intermittent...
Turning the Pages: English Mirror of Human Salvation Manuscript, 1382/1406
This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>
Isak Applin, instructor in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute, discusses connections between his own work and panel paintings on the life of St. John the...
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Isak Applin Connects with Giovanni di Paolo
Art plays an integral role in the daily lives of African people. While their forms, textures, and colors may be visually dazzling, awe-inspiring, or even frightening, African art objects also provide...
Teacher Manual: Arts of Africa
Excerpted from the teacher manual Telling Images: Stories in Art this chapter focuses on the painting Saint George Killing the Dragon by Bernat Martorell. Includes information about...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Saint George Killing the Dragon</em> by Bernat Martorell
Painstakingly restored, three relief panels from the left wing of the Gates of Paradise and sections of the door's frieze...
Audio Lecture: The Gates of Paradise: Art and Innovation
This self-guide was created to supplement a visit to view Medieval and Renaissance Art at the Art Institute. Guide includes informational text and activities for five artworks in the museum. Please...
Museum Guide: Self-Guide: Medieval and Renaissance Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
Artwork and Artist Information: The Adoration of the Magi, attributed to Raffaello Botticini.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Adoration of the Magi</em>, attributed to Raffaello Botticini
Susan Dackerman, Harvard University, focuses on Albrecht Durer's scientific images and his contributions to astronomy, cartography, mathematics, and natural history.
Audio Lecture: Taking Durer Out of the Box
Thomas Kren, J. Paul Getty Museum, discusses first uses of the female nude in French imagery as found in devotional works created under the patronage of Charles VI.
Audio Lecture: Love, Death, and the Origins of the Female Nude in Female Nude French Painting

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