Origin of Renaissance
Examples from the Web for renaissance
The cardinals had such a bad reputation that the very term “cardinal” became an insult in Renaissance Rome.
It may not be a story the Vatican wants told, but such nasty behavior is also a part of the Renaissance.
But the flaws and peccadilloes of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo pale beside the misdeeds of patrons and pontiffs.
There has been something of a Biba renaissance in recent years.
After brief runs in community theater and college, she hit the road with a Renaissance fair troupe.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The great poets of the Renaissance both in England and in Italy had a similar craving.Literary and General Lectures and Essays|Charles Kingsley
He could study the ancients with the young eyes of the Renaissance and read a Greek grammar like a book of love lyrics.Varied Types|G. K. Chesterton
And its penchant for Renaissance canons only emphasizes the absolute commonplace of many of these.French Art|W. C. Brownell
A true son of the Renaissance, he finds entertainment or instruction in communing with the best of antiquity.Fray Luis de Len|James Fitzmaurice-Kelly
The first of these was characterized by the predominance of Renaissance factors over those which were more properly plateresque.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
Word Origin for renaissance
- the spirit, culture, art, science, and thought of this period. Characteristics of the Renaissance are usually considered to include intensified classical scholarship, scientific and geographical discovery, a sense of individual human potentialities, and the assertion of the active and secular over the religious and contemplative life
- (as modifier)Renaissance writers See also Early Renaissance, High Renaissance
"great period of revival of classical-based art and learning in Europe that began in the fourteenth century," 1840, from French renaissance des lettres, from Old French renaissance, literally "rebirth," usually in a spiritual sense, from renastre "grow anew" (of plants), "be reborn" (Modern French renaître), from Vulgar Latin *renascere, from Latin renasci "be born again, rise again, reappear, be renewed," from re- "again" (see re-) + nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus).
An earlier term for it was revival of learning (1785). In general usage, with a lower-case r-, "a revival" of anything that has long been in decay or disuse (especially of learning, literature, art), it is attested from 1872. Renaissance man is first recorded 1906.
The cultural rebirth that occurred in Europe from roughly the fourteenth through the middle of the seventeenth centuries, based on the rediscovery of the literature of Greece and Rome. During the Renaissance, America was discovered, and the Reformation began; modern times are often considered to have begun with the Renaissance. Major figures of the Renaissance include Galileo, William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Renaissance means “rebirth” or “reawakening.”