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Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” breathes new life into an ancient religion

The enduring power of Botticelli’s masterpiece is rooted in its profoundly sensual evocation of the eponymous Roman deity. Source: The Guardian Jonathan Jones On Art Blog Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus in about 1484. More than 500 years … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio by Giorgio Vasari ( 30 July, 1511 – 27 June, 1574)

Giorgio Vasari would be 500 years old on his birthday at the end of July this year. 500 years old. What stories he would tell about the people of his time, the painting and the architecture! What questions I would … Continue reading

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Connectivism & The PLN: Give a Little to Get a Little

One of the principles of connectivism is that you share. You offer your knowledge, skills, abilities, talents, materials, resources to someone else, free of charge. For nothing in return, you give it away. Now, a true capitalist would smell something … Continue reading

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The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance

Florence..1389 a boy is baptized into medieval world. He was not of noble birth,he was the son of local merchant, his name, was Cosimo The Medici…” The Medici’s literally nurtured the greatest thinkers, artists, painters, sculptors, architects of their age. … Continue reading

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Autodidactic – Teaching Oneself: Time For A New Renaissance in Teaching & Learning?

“Autodidactic” is defined, quite simply, as “teaching yourself”. [From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic.] (The Free online Dictionary). It’s a concept that doesn’t get much attention nowadays. It’s almost as if it’s not valid, … Continue reading

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