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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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Melancholy I - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Melancholy I
Albrecht Durer
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)
Young Woman and Death 1517 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Young Woman and Death 1517
Hans Baldung Grien
The Burial of Christ - Gian Battista Zelotti - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Burial of Christ
Gian Battista Zelotti
Achim - Eliud 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Crucifixion (Crocifissione)   1 - Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) 1
Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
Madonna degli Alberetti 1487 - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Madonna degli Alberetti 1487
Giovanni Bellini
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
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
Portrait Of Pope Paul III - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait Of Pope Paul III
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
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
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
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Ceiling decoration 1496-98 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Ceiling decoration 1496-98
Leonardo Da Vinci
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 c. 1483 - Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Venus and Mars c. 1483
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
A Bishop Saint c.1500 - Bartolomeo Di Giovanni - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Bishop Saint c.1500
Bartolomeo Di Giovanni
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of... - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of...
Raphael
Saint Sebastian St Sebastian c. 1495 - Pietro Vannucci Perugino - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Saint Sebastian St Sebastian c. 1495
Pietro Vannucci Perugino
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
Rape of Europa 1559-62 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Rape of Europa 1559-62
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
The Conversion of Saul 1567 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Conversion of Saul 1567
Pieter the Elder Bruegel
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