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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Saint George Killing the Dragon 1430-35 - Bernat (Bernardo) Martorell - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Saint George Killing the Dragon 1430-35
Bernat (Bernardo) Martorell
The Fall of the Rebellious Angels 1554 - Frans, the elder Floris - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Fall of the Rebellious Angels 1554
Frans, the elder Floris
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Clio, Muse of History - Giovanni Santi or Sanzio - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Clio, Muse of History
Giovanni Santi or Sanzio
Madonna with Saints and Members of the Pesaro Family... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Madonna with Saints and Members of the Pesaro Family...
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
Leda with the Swan 1531 - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Leda with the Swan 1531
Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
Prudence - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Prudence
Giovanni Bellini
A Mass Bullfight in an Enclosure, plate 18 from Venationes... - Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Mass Bullfight in an Enclosure, plate 18 from Venationes...
Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet
The Four Social Conditions- Work - Jean Bourdichon - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Four Social Conditions- Work
Jean Bourdichon
Danae and the Shower of Gold - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
Husband and Wife 1523 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Husband and Wife 1523
Lorenzo Lotto
Hannibal Crossing the Alps - Jacopo Ripanda - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Hannibal Crossing the Alps
Jacopo Ripanda
San Giobbe Altarpiece - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
San Giobbe Altarpiece
Giovanni Bellini
The Rape Of The Sabine Women 1506-07 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Rape Of The Sabine Women 1506-07
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Annunciation c. 1527 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation c. 1527
Lorenzo Lotto
Portrait of Luca Pacioli - Jacopo de Barbari - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Luca Pacioli
Jacopo de Barbari
The Martyrdom Of Four Saints - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Martyrdom Of Four Saints
Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
Three Ages Of Man And Three Graces 1539 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Three Ages Of Man And Three Graces 1539
Hans Baldung Grien
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
Nativity (detail 1) 1490-95 - Francesco Di Giorgio Martini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Nativity (detail 1) 1490-95
Francesco Di Giorgio Martini
A Prince of Saxony 1517 - Lucas The Elder Cranach - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Prince of Saxony 1517
Lucas The Elder Cranach
Achim - Eliud (detail-1) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-1) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Portrait of a Seated Youth 1544 - Georg Pencz - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of a Seated Youth 1544
Georg Pencz
Illustrations From The Trattato Di Architettura - Francesco Di Giorgio Martini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Illustrations From The Trattato Di Architettura
Francesco Di Giorgio Martini

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