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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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Adoration of the Child   1 - Francesco Francia - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Adoration of the Child 1
Francesco Francia
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from... - Antoine Verard - www.renaissance-in-art.org
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from...
Antoine Verard
The Battle of Anghiari (detail) 1503-05 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Battle of Anghiari (detail) 1503-05
Leonardo Da Vinci
Male Figure 1530s - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Male Figure 1530s
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
Annunciation (detail 3) 1472-75 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation (detail 3) 1472-75
Leonardo Da Vinci
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
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century - Siena Paolo da - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century
Siena Paolo da
Mary Triptych 1478 - Hugo Van Der Goes - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Mary Triptych 1478
Hugo Van Der Goes
Flora c. 1515 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flora c. 1515
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
Husband and Wife 1523 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Husband and Wife 1523
Lorenzo Lotto
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Erasmus Of Rotterdam - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Erasmus Of Rotterdam
Albrecht Durer
Rape of Europa 1559-62 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Rape of Europa 1559-62
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
A Country Fete with Figures Dancing - Pierre Angelis or Angillis - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Country Fete with Figures Dancing
Pierre Angelis or Angillis
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c. 1558 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c. 1558
Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Portrait of Martin Luther 1521 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Martin Luther 1521
Hans Baldung Grien
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)
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
Danae and the Shower of Gold - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
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
Prudence - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Prudence
Giovanni Bellini
Amminadab (detail-1) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Amminadab (detail-1) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Crucifixion - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Crucifixion
Giovanni Bellini
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