Travel Talks: Renaissance & Baroque Art (1400–1800)

In this lecture, Rick Steves describes how Europe explodes with new ideas in religion (the Protestant Reformation), exploration (Columbus), and politics (the rise of nation-states) resulting in some of the Western world’s greatest art treasures — from Michelangelo's David to Botticelli's Venus — and inspiring the next generation of Baroque artists to build even grander wonders, like St. Peter's Basilica and the Palace of Versailles.