Renaissance art encompasses the painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the European historical period referred to as the Renaissance.
Renaissance art includes painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and literature created in Europe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. It emerged from a combination of factors, including a heightened appreciation of nature, a revival of classical knowledge, and a more individualistic perspective on humanity.
Contrary to the notion of a sudden break from mediaeval values implied by the term "renaissance," historical evidence suggests that interests in nature, humanistic learning, and individualism were already present in the late mediaeval era. These ideas gained prominence in 15th- and 16th-century Italy alongside social and economic changes like the secularisation of daily life, the growth of a rational money-based economy, and increased social mobility.