Early Renaissance

Early period of the Renaissance, when the style developed in Central Italy in the mid- to late fourteenth century and spread throughout the peninsula and to northern Europe in the early to mid-15th century. The style moved away from the fantastic, decorative styles of the Medieval period to place new emphasis on the idealized naturalistic world portrayed in the art, architecture, and literature of Classical Greece and Rome.

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Early Renaissance
Renaissance, Early
Vroege Renaissance Dutch
vroegrenaissance Dutch
Quattrocento Spanish
Renacimiento primitivo Spanish
Primer renacimiento Spanish
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Refers to the early period of the Renaissance, when the style developed in Central Italy in the mid- to late fourteenth century and spread throughout the peninsula and to northern Europe in the early to mid-15th century. The style moved away from the fantastic, decorative styles of the Medieval period to place new emphasis on the idealized naturalistic world portrayed in the art, architecture, and literature of Classical Greece and Rome.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021141. The J. Paul Getty Trust.