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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A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century - Siena Paolo da - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century
Siena Paolo da
Clio, Muse of History - Giovanni Santi or Sanzio - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Clio, Muse of History
Giovanni Santi or Sanzio
The Martyrdom Of Four Saints - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Martyrdom Of Four Saints
Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons (2)  c. 1543 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons (2) c. 1543
Hans, the Younger Holbein
Last Judgment (detail) - Giotto Di Bondone - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Last Judgment (detail)
Giotto Di Bondone
A Princess Of Saxony 1517 - Lucas The Elder Cranach - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Princess Of Saxony 1517
Lucas The Elder Cranach
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Four Social Conditions- Work - Jean Bourdichon - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Four Social Conditions- Work
Jean Bourdichon
San Giobbe Altarpiece - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
San Giobbe Altarpiece
Giovanni Bellini
Husband and Wife 1523 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Husband and Wife 1523
Lorenzo Lotto
Annunciation c. 1527 - Lorenzo Lotto - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation c. 1527
Lorenzo Lotto
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
Last Supper 1320-25 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Last Supper 1320-25
Giotto Di Bondone
Adam and Eve (1) - Lucas The Elder Cranach - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Adam and Eve (1)
Lucas The Elder Cranach
Procession in Piazza San Marco (Processione in piazza... - Gentile Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Procession in Piazza San Marco (Processione in piazza...
Gentile Bellini
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
Portrait of Luca Pacioli - Jacopo de Barbari - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Luca Pacioli
Jacopo de Barbari
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
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
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
Hannibal Crossing the Alps - Jacopo Ripanda - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Hannibal Crossing the Alps
Jacopo Ripanda
Annunciation (Annunciazione) - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Annunciation (Annunciazione)
Leonardo Da Vinci
Portrait of a Seated Youth 1544 - Georg Pencz - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of a Seated Youth 1544
Georg Pencz
The Transfiguration - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Transfiguration
Raphael

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