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Facsimile of Codex Atlanticus f.386r Archimedes Screws and Water Wheels (original copy in the Biblioteca Ambosiana, Milan, 1503/
Leonardo da Vinci
Hands of God and Adam, detail from The Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Ceiling, 1511
The period in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, that was characterized by a renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman art, philosophy, and science. Renaissance began in italy and spread over other european countries. It prefered motives from greek and roman mythology. Taking great interest in natural sciences and the individual human being, renaissance painters began to protray human beings and their environment in a more realistic manner. The portait became one of the typical forms of renaissance art.