Urbino—Microcosm of Renaissance Civilization
Lecture no. 25 from the course: Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance
Taught by Professor William Kloss | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
This lecture explores Urbino's palace-fortress, whose gem is the Studiolo, or small study, one of the most famous rooms of the Renaissance. Its beautiful cupboards are decorated with inlaid trompe l'oeil designs, some of which are illusionistic replicas of the books, instruments, and armor they once enclosed.