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Giacomo Doria
Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Giacomo Doria 1530–1535

Titian (c.1488–1576)

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The Renaissance, French for 'rebirth', refers to the period in European art between about 1400 and 1550. This period saw renewed interest in classical art, literature and learning, as well as changes in society such as urbanisation and the rise of aristocratic patrons. These influenced changes in artistic style, including greater realism in portraiture and perspective, and a wider range of subject matter.


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