The Renaissance is the term given to a major period of change in Europe. Its precise dates are a matter of academic dispute, some arguing that it spanned the 14th-17th centuries, others truncating this to just the 15th and 16th centuries. Its effects penetrated all aspects of artistic, cultural, economic and political thought and practice and led to the 16thc Reformation that challenged the Catholic Church in both religious and economic terms.
The Renaissance prompted Classical Greek revivals in architecture, drawing, painting and sculpture. It started in Italy because it had an inspirational repository of classical material from the Etruscan, Greek and Roman periods, and because it had the financial wherewithal based on its profitable trading between the Far East and Europe.
The High Renaissance follows this, here we will look at some sectors of the Renaissance:
|18.104.22.168 Siennese School 1250-1650||22.214.171.124 Early Renaissance 1280-1400||126.96.36.199 Renaissance 1400-1600|
|188.8.131.52 Northern Renaissance|
|184.108.40.206 Venetian School|