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Renaissance style  


  • The Renaissance style takes its name from the French "renaiisance" which means rebirth. It describes the arts in Italy from the early 14th to the mid-16th centuries, but it is also more loosely applied to other European countries of that era. This style was based on renewed study of the art of antiquity and of nature. In textile, the Italian designs predominated and became universal models. In the last third of the 16th century, fabrics destined for decoration and those destined for clothing were clearly differentiated. Large decorative rapports evolve for upholsteries, while new lighter fabrics appear with smaller motifs for new suits. In terms of furniture, the new conception of the house gave rise to other ways of conceiving spaces, new rooms appeared at this time and became more humanised, with more proportionate dimensions. In general, the naturalism and personality that had already appeared in the Gothic period prevailed, but the furniture became more horizontal and the decoration tended to be more natural carvings. The Renaissance has its own characteristics depending on the country. When furniture from the end of the 19th century or the first half of the 20th century is referred to as Renaissance style, it will always refer to characteristics similar to those of this period.

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