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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 Saints c. 1445 - Domenico Veneziano - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Madonna and Child with Saints c. 1445
Domenico Veneziano
The Creation of the Heavens (detail)  1508-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Creation of the Heavens (detail) 1508-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Madonna of Canon van der Paele 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Madonna of Canon van der Paele 1436
Jan Van Eyck
Crucifixion (Crocifissione)   1 - Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) 1
Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
Achim - Eliud 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Ceiling decoration 1496-98 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Ceiling decoration 1496-98
Leonardo Da Vinci
Heraclitus and Democritus 1477 - Donato Bramante - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Heraclitus and Democritus 1477
Donato Bramante
The Burial of Christ - Gian Battista Zelotti - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Burial of Christ
Gian Battista Zelotti
Melancholy I - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Melancholy I
Albrecht Durer
Portrait Of Pope Paul III - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait Of Pope Paul III
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
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 with Canon van der Paele (detail 2) 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 2) 1436
Jan Van Eyck
A Bishop Saint c.1500 - Bartolomeo Di Giovanni - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Bishop Saint c.1500
Bartolomeo Di Giovanni
Birch copse c. 1500 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Birch copse c. 1500
Leonardo Da Vinci
Anatomical studies of a male shoulder - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Anatomical studies of a male shoulder
Leonardo Da Vinci
Young Woman and Death 1517 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Young Woman and Death 1517
Hans Baldung Grien
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of... - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of...
Raphael
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
The Christ Child between Sts Catherine, Francis and... - Francesco Da Cotignola (see Zaganelli, Francesco di Bosio) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Christ Child between Sts Catherine, Francis and...
Francesco Da Cotignola (see Zaganelli, Francesco di Bosio)
A Man with a Rosary 1525-30 - Jan (Mabuse) Gossaert - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Man with a Rosary 1525-30
Jan (Mabuse) Gossaert
Virgin of the Rocks 1483-86 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Virgin of the Rocks 1483-86
Leonardo Da Vinci
Adoration of the Magi   2 - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Adoration of the Magi 2
Albrecht Durer
A Herd of Elephants Instinctively Build a Pit Trap... - Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Herd of Elephants Instinctively Build a Pit Trap...
Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet
Danae and the Shower of Gold - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
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