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Arts and Architecture
At no other time in Western history has there been such an abundance of masterpieces in both the visual arts and architecture then in the Renaissance. With unprecedented support from wealthy patrons, including merchants, monarchs, and the church, new construction flourished throughout Europe, while innovations in the visual arts saw the emergence of new materials, subjects, and techniques which forever changed painting and sculpture. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo are but two artists that helped give rise to "The Age of Genius."

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