P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:12:22    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  Corruption, betrayal and murder... it might sound like fiction but for the Medici clan, it was everyday life. As Italy's most important family for 383 years from the end of the 1300s, the Medicis' influence over Italy and the rest of Europe would reshape art, architecture and science forever. Medici: The Godfathers Of The Renaissance tracks this dynasty's dramatic history and its tragic end. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Adam Phillips CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:18:12    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  TV show Medici: The Godfathers Of The Qenaissance shows that what made the Medici family so influential was its patronage of many of history's most important artists and scientists. Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei were just some of the greats who were endorsed by them. Without their seal of approval, many of the period's luminaries might not have have shone so brightly. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Today on Channel 4 Guide 400 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:16:10    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642) Galilei's discoveries were far reaching - the astronomical telescope; the identification of the Milky Way; the military compass; and his theories on gravity years before Isaac Newton's. Tragically his theory that the Earth revolved round the sun, and not vice- versa, enraged the Catholic church. It also lost him the support of his Medici patron which ultimately left Galilei a ruined man. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— TV soaps so far 118 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:15:44    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  SANDRO BOTTICELLI (1445-1510) This celebrated artist was responsible for the painting of such classics as La Primavera and Birth Of Venus. Originally named Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, the young artist was embraced by the Medici family and the Church who commissioned him to create a fresco for the Sistine Chapel in Rome. But his fundamentalist beliefs led him to destroy much of his early work before he descended into poverty. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— National events 340 Planet Sound 350 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:11:07    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  LEONARDO DA VINCI (1450-1519) Fascinated by the natural world, da Vinci was a true Renaissance man - his hunger for artistic expression stretching across many disciplines. His most famous works are, of course, The Last Supper fresco and the Mona Lisa, plus his prophetic designs of tanks, parachutes and even helicopters. Da Vinci was also dissecting corpses and creating a clear picture of human anatomy decades before anyone else. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— GameCentral 375 Ace teen mag 380 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:17:11    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI (1475-1504) Aged 13, Michelangelo was enrolled into the Medici's school of art but he eventually turned his back in disgust on the family which had become plagued with corruption. He carved the 13ft sculpture of David as a symbol against Medici's Goliath-like hold on Florence before going on to produce his finest work - the heavenly fresco on the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Bamboozle! 140 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Dec11 23:16:17    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  THE MEDICIS' RENAISSANCE MEN  DONATELLO (1386-1466) Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi, aka Donatello, was a prolific sculptor who became friends with Cosimo de Medici. His sculptures were highly regarded and influential because of his ability to capture both the action and emotion of the human spirit - his bronze nude David received pride of place in Cosimo de Medici's palace. Medici: The Godfathers Of The Renaissance, Saturday 8pm ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Richard & Judy Wine Club 453 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet