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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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St Sebastian - Marco Basaiti - www.renaissance-in-art.org
St Sebastian
Marco Basaiti
Study Sheet With Cats  Dragon And Other Animals - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Study Sheet With Cats Dragon And Other Animals
Leonardo Da Vinci
A Female Martyr c. 1510 - Bernardino Luini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Female Martyr c. 1510
Bernardino Luini
Ecce Homo Triptych 1559-60 - Maerten van Heemskerck - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Ecce Homo Triptych 1559-60
Maerten van Heemskerck
Birch copse c. 1500 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Birch copse c. 1500
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)
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
The Creation of the Heavens (detail)  1508-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Creation of the Heavens (detail) 1508-12
Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Conversion of Saul 1567 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Conversion of Saul 1567
Pieter the Elder Bruegel
The Burial of Christ - Gian Battista Zelotti - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Burial of Christ
Gian Battista Zelotti
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife 1434 - Jan Van Eyck - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife 1434
Jan Van Eyck
Letter N from the Fantastic Alphabet 1465 - Master E. S. - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Letter N from the Fantastic Alphabet 1465
Master E. S.
Nervous System - Andreas Vesalius - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Nervous System
Andreas Vesalius
Madonna degli Alberetti 1487 - Giovanni Bellini - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Madonna degli Alberetti 1487
Giovanni Bellini
Last Judgement, detail of the Boatman Charon  1536... - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Last Judgement, detail of the Boatman Charon 1536...
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Archangel St Michael, St Andrew and St Francis of Assisi - Adriaen Isenbrandt (Ysenbrandt) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Archangel St Michael, St Andrew and St Francis of Assisi
Adriaen Isenbrandt (Ysenbrandt)
Virgin And Child With An Angel (Madonna Del Latte) - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Virgin And Child With An Angel (Madonna Del Latte)
Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
Calumny of Apelles 1494-95 - Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Calumny of Apelles 1494-95
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt 1513-23 - Gerard David - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt 1513-23
Gerard David
Allegory of Gluttony and Lust - Hieronymous Bosch - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Allegory of Gluttony and Lust
Hieronymous Bosch
Devils, from the Last Judgement - Luca Signorelli - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Devils, from the Last Judgement
Luca Signorelli
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of... - Raphael - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Altarpiece of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (detail of...
Raphael
Madonna of the Pomegranate (Madonna della Melagrana) - Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Madonna of the Pomegranate (Madonna della Melagrana)
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
Adoration of the Magi   2 - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Adoration of the Magi 2
Albrecht Durer
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