High Renaissance

In Italy, the High Renaissance was from the end of the 15th century to the 16th century. After 1494, the French troops invaded Florence that made the city lost the position as the center of economy, political and culture in Italy. Instead of Florence, the Roma city which was ruled by Pope and the prosperous commercial city Venice became the new center.
The High Renaissance was remarked by the great art achievement of masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo´╝îRaphael´╝îTitian. They pushed the Renaissance developed into the most prosperous stage by their oil painting.