Renaissance for Kids: Hidden Clues in Art

A cartoon character called Cozimo wearing a Renaissance-style outfit and holding a magnifying glass to his eye
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Have you ever wanted to be an art detective? Now's your chance!

In this short video, our friendly guide Cozimo explains how to find and understand hidden clues in Renaissance paintings.

This animation includes paintings that you can see on display in our free exhibition Christ & His Cousin: Renaissance Rediscoveries. It's on view until 8 May 2022. If you can, pop into the Gallery to see the exhibition and test out your new detective skills!

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What was the Italian Renaissance?

Explore the Italian Renaissance in just five minutes with our friendly guide Cozimo!

As Cozimo wanders around the rooms of the National Gallery of Ireland, he guides you through the sights, sounds, and smells (!) of the Italian Renaissance.

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These videos were designed, animated and directed by Leo Crowley for the National Gallery of Ireland.


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