• the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
  • rebirth: the revival of learning and culture


  • The transitional movement in Europe between medieval and modern times beginning in the 14th century in Italy, lasting into the 17th century, and marked by a humanistic revival of classical influence expressed in a flowering of the arts and literature and by the beginnings of modern science.


  • “Rebirth.” The era from the mid-15th century to the end of the 16th century. The music was characterized by the use of freer forms, and a progression from modes toward major and minor scales, and harmony.


  • The period of European history which marks the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern History. It is usually considered as beginning in Italy in the 14th century and was marked by an interest in Classical scholarship, scientific and geographical discoveries and the growing importance of non-religious studies.


  • An era and style in art history beginning in Rome Italy, and spreading through Europe from 1450- 1600. This was a period following the dark ages of intense revival in all areas of math, science, arts, and humanities. It is often refereed to as the rebirth of the classics, as the participants looked to the texts and monuments of the Greco-Roman civilizations for inspiration and direction.


  • meaning rebirth, the period in western Europe from the mid fifteenth century onward, characterized by a radical development in the arts, politics and sciences


  • French for rebirth, the revival of culture and learning during the 14th and 15th centuries in Europe that emphasized Roman and Greek art and culture.


  • the style of art and the name of the time period from about 1300 to 1600 that was characterized by a revival of the Classical influence and vigorous aesthetic and intellectual activities; see periods.


  • Latin for “rebirth.” Term for the period (1400–1700) when, beginning in Italy, classic Greco-Roman art and architectural sources were tapped again for design inspiration and eventually supplanted the Gothic style throughout Europe. The period’s massive furniture, at first simple, later became highly ornate and heavily carved.


  • The period of Western history from about 1453 A. D. (fall of Constantinople to the Turks) to about 1650. Characterized by a renewal of interest in the pagan cultures of Antiquity (particularly Greece and Rome) and a surge of intellectual, scientific, commercial, and artistic activity. Emphasis on the self, the enjoyment of earthly life, exploration, discovery, and empirical methods. Followed by the Enlightenment.


  • The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning in Europe; roughly the 14th through the 16th centuries.


  • “Rebirth.” The era from the mid-15th century to the end of the 16th century. The music was characterized by the use of freer forms, and a progression from modes toward major and minor scales, and harmony.


  • In music the term is used for the period in Europe between c. 1430 and c. 1600.


  • lit. “rebirth”; the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries, based in large measure on the resurgence of the study of Greek and Roman culture.


  • In architecture, of the revival of Greek and Roman architectural principles and their reinterpretation, beginning in Italy during 15th and 16th centuries.


  • a period of rebirth, the revival of art, literature, and learning in the 14th century


  • The Renaissance in Europe was the golden age of a polyphonic choral music created by the first significant group of great composers, a group that included Jospquin des Prez, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Giovanni Gabrieli. This was also an age of humanism, optimism, and reform. Artists and scholars expanded their interests into secular society, and patronage of the arts began to shift from the church to the courts. Developments that were important in shaping Western culture occurred during the Renaissance. The art of printing books, perfected by Gutenberg in the fifteenth century, soon led to the dissemination of printed music and books about music.


  • The period c. 1450–1600.


  • There are two common uses of the word.


  • Full and rounded from the shoulder to just above the elbow, tapering to a more fitted sleeve to the wrist


  • The classically inspired revival of European arts prevalent in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries


  • characteristic style of the 16th Century


  • Period of musical history from about 1450 to 1600, especially known for its rebirth of secular music.


  • At the beginning of the 15th century artists in Florence Italy were influenced by the humanistic culture of Graeco-Roman artists, writers and philosophers. This began a return to proportion, symmetry and classical art compositions. The renaissance became an attempt to challenge the elongated Gothic style. Architectural changes in proportion and a system of perspective was based on a single vanishing point rejected the Gothic emphasis on decoration. Renaissance painting used perspective to depict bodies on the two dimensions of canvas, panels or walls as if they were set in a three dimensional space. Human figures became the subject of anatomical study, allowing realistic faces and bodies. Portraiture became very popular during this time.


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