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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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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
Venus and Mars c. 1483 - Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Venus and Mars c. 1483
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
Madonna degli Alberetti 1487 - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Madonna degli Alberetti 1487
Giovanni Bellini
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
Young Woman and Death 1517 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Young Woman and Death 1517
Hans Baldung Grien
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 2) 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 2) 1436
Jan Van Eyck
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
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century - Siena Paolo da - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Military Pharmacist, late 18th century
Siena Paolo da
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12
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
Crucifixion (Crocifissione)   1 - Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) 1
Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast c. 1520 - Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolo Luteri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast c. 1520
Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolo Luteri)
Birch copse c. 1500 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Birch copse c. 1500
Leonardo Da Vinci
Saint Sebastian St Sebastian c. 1495 - Pietro Vannucci Perugino - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Saint Sebastian St Sebastian c. 1495
Pietro Vannucci Perugino
The Conversion of Saul 1567 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Conversion of Saul 1567
Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Anatomical studies of a male shoulder - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Anatomical studies of a male shoulder
Leonardo Da Vinci
Erasmus Of Rotterdam - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Erasmus Of Rotterdam
Albrecht Durer
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of... - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of...
Raphael
Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist - Bernardino Luini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist
Bernardino Luini
Virgin of the Rocks 1483-86 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Virgin of the Rocks 1483-86
Leonardo Da Vinci
The Christ Child between Sts Catherine, Francis and... - Francesco Da Cotignola (see Zaganelli, Francesco di Bosio) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Christ Child between Sts Catherine, Francis and...
Francesco Da Cotignola (see Zaganelli, Francesco di Bosio)
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)
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