The Renaissance

What was the Renaissance?

  • The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history and last from around 1300 to 1600 in which Europe went through many different changes.
  • The word "Renaissance is deprived from the french word that means "Rebirth" as to allude to Europe's changes in that time period.
  • its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry.
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16th Century Florence, Italy~ (Time around when this event took place)

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Veronese, Feast in the House of Levi, Venice~ (Late Renaissance)

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School of the Athens~

As listed above, Europe went through many cultural change because of the bridge between middle ages and modern history, the pictures listed are visuals of what it looked like during this time.

More explanation~

As a cultural movement, the Renaissance encompassed innovative flowering of Latin and vernacular literatures, beginning with the 14th-century resurgence of learning based on classical sources, which contemporaries credited to Petrarch; the development of linear perspective and other techniques of rendering a more natural reality in painting

Painting was one of the more important parts of the renaissance, as stated above.

Key Figures~


  • Some of the main figures of this time were Giotto di Bondone, who was an Italian painter and architect from Florence, (Seen left) and-
  • Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, mathematics and much more.

Leonardo da Vinci~ (Below)

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