Early Renaissance: Meaning and Definition of

Ear'ly Ren'aissance

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  1. a style of art developed principally in Florence, Italy, during the 15th century and characterized chiefly by the development of linear perspective, chiaroscuro, and geometrically based compositions. Cf. High Renaissance.
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