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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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Welcome back Christian Williams almost made a winning return to the saddle on Quattrocento but in the end had to settle for second place
In this regard, the Apology is especially valuable, as its autobiographical rehearsal of Rho's personal reading program and of his favorite authors is an excellent witness to both the tastes and ambitions of Quattrocento humanism in Milan, where the rich library of the Visconti provided ample opportunities for humanists like Rho.
Above all, casting is indifferent to the traditional notion of style two legs, even if cast in the Quattrocento, have nothing in themselves that is "Renaissance.
CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS will today put behind him a frustrating period as he returns to the saddle on Quattrocento in the Canadatravelcentre.
She draws comparisons between Boccaccio's exempla and their historical counterparts who interacted, within the bounds of acceptable behavior, with Quattrocento males.
La fonte di ogni eloquenzia: Il canzoniere petrarchesco nella cultura poetica del Quattrocento ferrarese.
Kent's examination of class relations in Quattrocento Florence.
Studies on Renaissance themes range from an early essay on Venice's response to piracy in the Levant from 1300 to 1460, to two treatments of Venice's diplomatic and cultural relations with Hungary in the late Quattrocento, to a discussion of the writings of Francesco Barbaro and Leon Battista Alberti on marriage and family, to the Italian version of his famous essay on "The Sense of Space and Time in the Venetian World of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," that first appeared in Renaissance Venice, edited by J.
It is delusional to imagine that one can put oneself into the nuanced life of someone who lived in Quattrocento Italy.
In the last chapter of part 2, Everson points out the growing fortune of the romance epic in the cultural milieu of the second half of the Quattrocento.
It also explores the ways in which illegitimacy was a touchstone for trends in Quattrocento Florence, such as the close and possibly causal relationship between foundling homes and illegitimacy rates and the legal disadvantages for bastards occasioned by the growing prominence of lineage-promoting native Florentine jurists.
Joost-Gaugier, who is known for her previous articles on the uomini famosi series of the Quattrocento, conceives of the stanza iconography as a rich elaboration upon the earlier cycles of famous men included in humanist studioli and libraries, particularly the Montefeltro studiolo at Urbino.