The Renaissance Era began in Florence, Italy during the 14th century and spread throughout Europe, ending in the 17th century.
The word renaissance means “rebirth,” and was an age in history which marked a transitional period between medieval and modern times.
Some of the greatest artists of all time lived during the Renaissance: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Van Eyck, Dürer, and many more.
Not only was this a time of rebirth for art, but it was also a time of cultural growth, intellectual achievement, scientific breakthrough, architectural advancement, and much, much more.
In other parts of Europe, a reawakening was taking place simultaneously with the Italian Renaissance. This is known as the Northern Renaissance and occurred north of the Alps in countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, England, Netherlands, and Poland.
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- Fra Angelico
- Lorenzo Ghiberti
- Paolo Uccello
- Piero della Francesca
- Filippo Brunelleschi
- Sandro Botticelli
- Jan van Eyck
- Albrecht Durer
- Pieter Bruegel
- Hans Holbein (in the Younger)
- Robert Campin (Master of Flemalle)
- Matthias Grunewald
- El Greco