|What is the Renaissance?|
The term “renaissance” means rebirth. The Renaissance is an amazing time when Europe awoke from almost 1000 years of Dark Ages. The Renaissance began around the year 1400 A.D. and lasted until about 1650 A.D. One reason for the Renaissance was a rebirth in interest in classical ideas – concepts from Greece and Rome. You can see this connection to the classical period in the art created during the Renaissance.
Renaissance artists excelled at painting, sculpting, and drawing.