6. Art during the Renaissance

Advanced: Level of difficulty 9/10: Antonio discusses one of the exquisite but lesser-known art forms of the Renaissance, ceramic art, that had reached a pinnacle of perfection in form and colour in the 1400s.

Title: Ceramic art during the Renaissance | L’arte ceramica durante il Rinascimento: Part of a native speaker interview with Antonio, a teacher of Italian language and culture in the Marche region of Italy. In the early 1500s, some of the designs were made for the master ceramic artists by Raffaello (Raphael) himself. (The beauty of Renaissance ceramic art is preserved under the vitreous glaze – the exquisite designs do not deteriorate over the centuries.)