The Renaissance was an artistic, cultural and intellectual movement that spanned the period between the 14th and 17th period. It is believed to have started in Florence, Tuscany in the 14th century. Its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion as well as many other aspects. The most well known artists from this time still have an impact on the people of today, and their artwork is also very well known. ex. the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.