By: Michael, Brian, Cameron

About The Reniassance


Horrible Histories The Rennaisance Report
war in the renaissance


Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the renaissance, emerging as a distinct style in Italy in about 1400, in parallel with developments which occurred in philosophy, literature, music and science. Renaissance art, perceived as a "rebirth" of ancient traditions, took as its foundation the art of Classical antiquity, but transformed that tradition by the absorption of recent developments in the art of Northern Europe and by application of contemporary scientific knowledge. Renaissance art marks the transition of Europe from the medieval period to the Early modern age.