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Renaissance Secrets

Renaissance Secrets

This is an Open University/BBC site. Renaissance Secrets goes on three, half hour quests of discovery to uncover some enduring mysteries of the Renaissance: Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait (a discussion of this famous painting by the art historian Craig Harbison, Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, and for the last one, "Secret of the Winter Garden," American art historian Claudia Swan travels from Krakow to Leiden on a mission to discover the secret of 1800 priceless botanical paintings hidden deep inside a Polish Library.


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