|"Art of Italy|
"Neoclassical and 19th century
"Modern and contemporary
|"Trecento - Quattrocento - "Cinquecento - "Seicento - "Settecento|
|Important art museums|
|"Uffizi - "Pinacoteca di Brera - "Vatican Museums - "Villa Borghese - "Sabauda Gallery - "Gallerie dell'Accademia - "Pitti Palace - "Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze - "Bargello|
|Important art festivals|
|"Venice Biennale - "Rome Quadriennale|
|"The Tribute Money (Masaccio) - "Botticelli's Venus - "Primavera - "Mona Lisa - "The Last Supper - "Annunciation (Leonardo) - "Sistine Chapel ceiling - "Sistine Madonna - "Pietà - "The Last Judgment - "The Creation of Adam - "David (Michelangelo) - "The School of Athens - "The Battle of San Romano - "Venus of Urbino - "David (Donatello) - "The Calling of St. Matthew - "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space|
|"Painters - "Sculptors - "Architects - "Photographers - "Illustrators|
|Italian art schools|
|"Bolognese school - "Ferrarese school - "Forlivese school - "Florentine school - "Lucchese and Pisan School - "Sienese school - "Venetian school|
|"Renaissance - "Mannerism - "Baroque - "I Macchiaioli - "Metaphysical art - "Futurism - "Arte Povera - "Novecento Italiano - "Pittura infamante - "Purismo - "Transavantgarde - "Scuola Romana|
|"Italian architecture - "Sculpture of Italy - "Timeline of Italian artists to 1800 - "Raphael Rooms|
The cultural and artistic events of "Italy during the period 1400 to 1499 are collectively referred to as the Quattrocento (Italian pronunciation: "[ˌkwattroˈtʃɛnto]) from the Italian for the number 400, in turn from millequattrocento, which is Italian for the year 1400. The Quattrocento encompasses the artistic styles of the late "Middle Ages (most notably "International Gothic) and the early "Renaissance.
After the decline of the Western "Roman Empire in 476, economic disorder and disruption of trade spread across "Europe. This was the beginning of the "Early Middle Ages, which lasted roughly until the 11th century, when trade picked up, population began to expand and the "papacy regained its authority.
In the late Middle Ages, the political structure of the European continent slowly evolved from small, highly unstable "fiefdoms into larger "nation states ruled by "monarchies, thereby providing greater stability. In Italy, urban centers arose that were populated by merchant and trade classes, who were able to defend themselves. "Money replaced land as the medium of exchange, and increasing numbers of "serfs became freedmen. The changes in "Medieval Italy and the decline of "feudalism paved the way for social, cultural, and economic changes.
Quattrocento art shed the decorative "mosaics typically associated with "Byzantine art along with the Christian and Gothic media of and styles in "stained glass, "frescoes, "illuminated manuscripts and "sculpture. Instead, Quattrocento artists and sculptors incorporated the more classic forms developed by "Roman and Greek sculptors.
Since the Quattrocento overlaps with part of the Renaissance, it would be inaccurate to say that a particular artist was Quattrocento or Renaissance. Artists of the time probably would not have identified themselves as members of a school or period.
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