The Renaissance Art

14th/16th century

It started in Italy

Renaissance refers to the 'rebirth' of the classical cultures (Greek and Roman)

Human Figure

The human became the protagonist of paintings and sculptures, building were made in proportion to human bodies
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They were no longer anonymous. The artists used to work for people from high social classes like kings or popes.

Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Ghiberti or Donatello were one of the most important artists.


The renaissance was split into two parts:

The Quattrocento- started in Florence in the 15th century

The Cinquecento- started in Rome in the 16th century