In the 50s of the 16th century, the humanism artists named their times as Renaissance. They studied history carefully and divided the history into 3 stages: Classical times, Middle ages that art lost the glory in that stage. Only in Renaissance, art was reborn and honored into a new peak. Many excellent painting artists and splendid painting arts emerged in Renaissance.
We can say that the dominant achievement of the Renaissance reflected in the fine art field.
Generally speaking, the Early Renaissance important painting artists include Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna and Sandro Botticelli, etc.