Renaissance 1400-1630

The French word "Renaissance" means rebirth. It refers to a European cultural epoch spanning three centuries during the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era. It was characterised by the revival of the cultural achievements of Greek and Roman antiquity, which became the benchmarks for the Renaissance works of scholars and artists that followed. Compared to the Middle Ages, groundbreaking new perspectives emerged in particular for the image of man, literature, sculpture, painting and architecture.

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