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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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Crucifixion (Crocifissione)   1 - Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) 1
Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
Annunciation (detail 3) 1472-75 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation (detail 3) 1472-75
Leonardo Da Vinci
Adoration of the Child   1 - Francesco Francia - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Adoration of the Child 1
Francesco Francia
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
Hercules At The Crossroads 1498 - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Hercules At The Crossroads 1498
Albrecht Durer
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
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)
Ceiling decoration 1496-98 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Ceiling decoration 1496-98
Leonardo Da Vinci
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
Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory 1499-1502 - Francesco Signorelli - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory 1499-1502
Francesco Signorelli
Saint Michael Trampling the Dragon 1518 - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Saint Michael Trampling the Dragon 1518
Raphael
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Male Figure 1530s - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Male Figure 1530s
Michelangelo Buonarroti
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)
Portrait of Martin Luther 1521 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Martin Luther 1521
Hans Baldung Grien
Amminadab (detail-1) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Amminadab (detail-1) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
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
Erasmus Of Rotterdam - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Erasmus Of Rotterdam
Albrecht Durer
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
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
Madonna Of Frari - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Madonna Of Frari
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
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