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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Human Skeleton - Andreas Vesalius - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Human Skeleton
Andreas Vesalius
Death Mask Of A Woman (Battista Sforza?) - Francesco Laurana - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Death Mask Of A Woman (Battista Sforza?)
Francesco Laurana
Battista Sforza - Francesco Laurana - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Battista Sforza
Francesco Laurana
Dragon Fighting a Lion - Andrea Zoan - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Dragon Fighting a Lion
Andrea Zoan
Three Ages Of The Woman And The Death 1510 - Hans Baldung Grien - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Three Ages Of The Woman And The Death 1510
Hans Baldung Grien
A Choir of Angels 1459 - Simon Marmion - www.renaissance-in-art.org
A Choir of Angels 1459
Simon Marmion
The Knight  Death And The Devil - Albrecht Durer - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Knight Death And The Devil
Albrecht Durer
12 Members of the Haarlem Brotherhood of Jerusalem... - Jan Van Scorel - www.renaissance-in-art.org
12 Members of the Haarlem Brotherhood of Jerusalem...
Jan Van Scorel
Hermit Saints Triptych - Hieronymous Bosch - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Hermit Saints Triptych
Hieronymous Bosch
Cain and Abel - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Cain and Abel
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
Discovery of America with portraits of Amerigo Vespucci... - Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet - www.renaissance-in-art.org
Discovery of America with portraits of Amerigo Vespucci...
Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet
The Virgin Breastfeeding the Infant Christ - Joos Van Cleve (Beke) - www.renaissance-in-art.org
The Virgin Breastfeeding the Infant Christ
Joos Van Cleve (Beke)

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