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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Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Danae and the Shower of Gold - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
Clio, Muse of History - Giovanni Santi or Sanzio - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Clio, Muse of History
Giovanni Santi or Sanzio
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)
Leda with the Swan 1531 - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Leda with the Swan 1531
Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
The Four Social Conditions- Work - Jean Bourdichon - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Four Social Conditions- Work
Jean Bourdichon
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Martyrdom Of Four Saints - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Martyrdom Of Four Saints
Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
A Princess Of Saxony 1517 - Lucas The Elder Cranach - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Princess Of Saxony 1517
Lucas The Elder Cranach
San Giobbe Altarpiece - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
San Giobbe Altarpiece
Giovanni Bellini
Annunciation c. 1527 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation c. 1527
Lorenzo Lotto
Husband and Wife 1523 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Husband and Wife 1523
Lorenzo Lotto
Adam and Eve (1) - Lucas The Elder Cranach - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Adam and Eve (1)
Lucas The Elder Cranach
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 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
Portrait of Luca Pacioli - Jacopo de Barbari - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Luca Pacioli
Jacopo de Barbari
Last Supper 1320-25 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Last Supper 1320-25
Giotto Di Bondone
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
Miracle of the True Cross near San Lorenzo Bridge (Miracolo... - Gentile Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Miracle of the True Cross near San Lorenzo Bridge (Miracolo...
Gentile Bellini
Hannibal Crossing the Alps - Jacopo Ripanda - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Hannibal Crossing the Alps
Jacopo Ripanda
The Moneylender and his Wife (detail-2) 1514 - Quinten Metsys - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Moneylender and his Wife (detail-2) 1514
Quinten Metsys
Portrait of a Seated Youth 1544 - Georg Pencz - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of a Seated Youth 1544
Georg Pencz
Annunciation (Annunciazione) - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation (Annunciazione)
Leonardo Da Vinci
The Transfiguration - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Transfiguration
Raphael

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