Florence is considered to be the birthplace of the European renaissance.
- The definition of renaissance is anything that comes from the period of 1400 to 1600 in Italy and western Europe.
An example of renaissance is how you would describe the style of the famous painting, the Mona Lisa.
- Renaissance is defined as a new focus on a subject, especially the arts.
An example of a renaissance is when a neighborhood becomes the home of many artists.
- a new birth; rebirth; renascence
- [R-] the style and forms of art, literature, architecture, etc. of the Renaissance
- [oftenR-] any revival of art, literature, or learning similar to the Renaissance
Origin of renaissanceFrench from renaître, to be born anew from Old French renestre from re- + Vulgar Latin an unverified form nascere, for Classical Latin nasci, to be born: see genus
- of, characteristic of, or in the style of the Renaissance
- designating or of a style of architecture developed in Italy and W Europe between 1400 and 1600, characterized by the revival and adaptation of classical orders and design
- the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th cent., based on classical sources: it began in Italy and spread gradually to other countries and marked the transition from the medieval world to the modern
- the period of this revival
- A rebirth or revival.
- Renaissance a. The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe.b. The period of this revival, roughly the 14th through the 16th century, marking the transition from medieval to modern times.
- often Renaissance a. A revival of intellectual or artistic achievement and vigor: the Celtic Renaissance.b. The period of such a revival.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Renaissance or its artistic and intellectual works and styles.
- Of or being the style of architecture and decoration, based on classical models, that originated in Italy in the 14th century and continued throughout Europe up to the end of the 16th century.
Origin of renaissanceFrench from Old French from renaistre to be born again from Vulgar Latin renāscere from Latin renāscī re- re- nāscī to be born ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
top: Château de Chambord
bottom: The Return of Judith
to Bethulia, c. 1469,
by Sandro Botticelli
From French renaissance.
- Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
- Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.