quattrocento


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quattrocento

the 15th century, esp in reference to Renaissance Italian art and literature
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Quattrocento

In the style of the early Italian Renaissance during the 15th century; from the Italian meaning 400, referring to dates starting with the number 14, that is, 1400 to 1499.
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Quattrocento

 

an Italian term for the 15th century. In art studies the term refers to the period of the Early Renaissance in Italy. Quattrocento art, which reflected the Renaissance life-affirming world view, is marked by the poetic integrity of the perception of the world and by a search for new, scientifically based means of representing the real world. The 15th century was distinguished by the presence of a great number of artistic individuals and schools in Italy. The work of F. Brunelleschi and L. B. Alberti in architecture, of Donatello in sculpture, and of Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna, and Giovanni Bellini in painting played a leading role in the formation of innovative Renaissance art forms during the quattrocento.

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