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The 15th-century period of Italian art and literature.

[Italian, short for (mil) quattrocento, one thousand four hundred : quattro, four (from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).]


(ˌkwætrəʊˈtʃɛntəʊ; Italian kwattroˈtʃɛnto)
(Historical Terms) the 15th century, esp in reference to Renaissance Italian art and literature
[Italian, shortened from milquattrocento 1400]


(ˌkwɑ troʊˈtʃɛn toʊ, -trə-)

n. (often cap.)
the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time.
[1870–75; < Italian, short for mil quattro cento 1400, occurring in the names of all the years from 1400 to 1499]
quat`tro•cen′tist, n.
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Noun1.quattrocento - the 15th century in Italian art and literature
century - a period of 100 years
Renaissance, Renascence - the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
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This volume, Part D, of the Backpack edition begins with chapter 14 and page 400, and covers late Medieval Italy, late Medieval and early Renaissance northern Europe, Quattrocento Italy, mannerism in Cinquecento Italy, high Renaissance and mannerism in northern Europe and Spain, the Baroque in Italy and Spain, and the Baroque in northern Europe.
La ricostruzione storica dell'eta degli incunaboli si arricchisce con la pubblicazione di quest'antologia di sette scritti composti negli ultimi decenni del Quattrocento, aventi come oggetto l'esaltazione e--soprattutto--la demonizzazione della stampa (novita la cui scoperta si puo porre idealmente in sintonia con un altro cambiamento epocale di cui s'intravede oggi l'inizio, grazie alia diffusione dell'e-book).
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In the same way, Baxandall's Quattrocento painters appear to evade the convention-bound expectations of the church by connecting directly with the sensations and everyday experiences of their audiences.
Giovanni Lanfredini: Uomo d'affari e diplomatico nell'Italia del Quattrocento.
The quattrocento corresponds to the 1400s, or the 15th century.
Her second chapter begins with precisely this issue--the Quattrocento humanists' attraction to writing lives of the martyrs as something that "represents a strong continuity with the preceding centuries" (45) but that is "at odds with .
Given that the big money these days seems reserved for such polished late-sixteenth- or early-seventeenth-century bronzes, the price of the Florentine quattrocento bronze model of Cupid in the same sale came as more of a surprise.
After a miserable consummation involving a cold smear of quattrocento K-Y, he confesses that he is a sodomite, in love with her brother, and hoping to ward off the army of God with this marriage.