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Renaissance & Baroque Europe
Mystery of Jan Van Eyck
The Mystery of Jan van Eyck tells the stories of some of the Flemish master's most significant paintings-The Ghent Altarpiece, The Arnolfini Marriage, The Dresden Triptych, Portrait of Cardinal Niccolo Albergati, and Portrait of Baudouin de Lannoy,
An art-historical term used both as an adjective and a noun to denote, principally, the style that originated in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century, superseding Mannerism.
Capital of Tuscany, northern Italy, on the River Arno, 88 km/55 mi from the river's mouth; population (2007 est) 366,000. It has printing, engineering, and optical industries; many crafts, including leather, gold and silver work, and embroidery; and its art and architecture attract large numbers of tourists. Notable medieval and Renaissance citizens included the writers Dante and Boccaccio, and the artists Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
The key term “Renaissance” is used in its widest, general sense as no more than a historical label for the two centuries of European history between about 1400 and 1600, then all paintings produced in this area and period may be described as “Renaissance” artefacts.
Period in European cultural history that began in Italy around 1400 and lasted there until the end of the 1500s. Elsewhere in Europe it began later, and lasted until the 1600s. One characteristic of the Renaissance was the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman literature, led by the writers Giovanni Boccaccio and Francesco Petrarch who translated and studied the works of the classical civilizations.