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The Renaissance (French for "rebirth"; Italian: Rinascimento, from re- "again" and nascere "be born") was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer to the historic era, but since the changes of the Renaissance were not uniform across Europe, this is a general use of the term. As a cultural movement, it encompassed a resurgence of learning based on classical sources, the development of linear perspective in painting, and gradual but widespread educational reform. Traditionally, this intellectual transformation has resulted in the Renaissance being viewed as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era. Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many intellectual pursuits, as well as social and political upheaval, it is perhaps best known for its artistic developments and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who inspired the term "Renaissance man".

There is a general, but not unchallenged, consensus that the Renaissance began in Florence, Tuscany in the 14th century. Various theories have been proposed to account for its origins and characteristics, focusing on a variety of factors including the social and civic peculiarities of Florence at the time; its political structure; the patronage of its dominant family, the Medici; and the migration of Greek scholars and texts to Italy following the Fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

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The Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist... - Giuliano Bugiardini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist...
Giuliano Bugiardini
Annunciation (detail 3) 1472-75 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation (detail 3) 1472-75
Leonardo Da Vinci
The Burial of Christ - Gian Battista Zelotti - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Burial of Christ
Gian Battista Zelotti
Ceiling decoration 1496-98 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Ceiling decoration 1496-98
Leonardo Da Vinci
Indians praying around a fire, engraving from Hariot's... - John White - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Indians praying around a fire, engraving from Hariot's...
John White
Crucifixion (Crocifissione)   1 - Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) 1
Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
Venus and Vulcan c. 1610 - Bartholomaeus Spranger - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Venus and Vulcan c. 1610
Bartholomaeus Spranger
Circe (or Melissa) c. 1520 - Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolo Luteri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Circe (or Melissa) c. 1520
Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolo Luteri)
Rape of Europa 1559-62 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Rape of Europa 1559-62
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory 1499-1502 - Francesco Signorelli - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory 1499-1502
Francesco Signorelli
Portrait of Martin Luther 1521 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Martin Luther 1521
Hans Baldung Grien
The Raising Of Lazarus - Juan De Flandes - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Raising Of Lazarus
Juan De Flandes
Amminadab (detail-1) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Amminadab (detail-1) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
A Princess Of Saxony 1517 - Lucas The Elder Cranach - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Princess Of Saxony 1517
Lucas The Elder Cranach
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century - Siena Paolo da - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century
Siena Paolo da
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Hercules At The Crossroads 1498 - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Hercules At The Crossroads 1498
Albrecht Durer
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
The Madonna and Child with Saints c. 1445 - Domenico Veneziano - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Madonna and Child with Saints c. 1445
Domenico Veneziano
A New Plan of the City of London, Westminster and Southwark... - John Stow - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A New Plan of the City of London, Westminster and Southwark...
John Stow
The Conversion of Saul 1567 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Conversion of Saul 1567
Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Venus and Mars (detail) c. 1483 - Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Venus and Mars (detail) c. 1483
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
The Lion of St Mark (detail 1) 1516 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Lion of St Mark (detail 1) 1516
Vittore Carpaccio
Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist - Bernardino Luini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist
Bernardino Luini
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