High Renaissance


noun

a style of art developed in Italy in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on draftsmanship, schematized, often centralized compositions, and the illusion of sculptural volume in painting.Compare Early Renaissance, Venetian (def. 2).

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Origin of High Renaissance

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for High Renaissance

High Renaissance

noun

  1. the High Renaissance the period from about the 1490s to the 1520s in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe, esp in Italy, when the Renaissance ideals were considered to have been attained through the mastery of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael
  2. (as modifier)High Renaissance art
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