Why Renaissance?

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of  Europe. As a cultural movement, it encompassed a resurgence of learning based on classical sources, the development of linear perspective in painting, and gradual but widespread educational reform. 

Traditionally, this intellectual transformation has resulted in the Renaissance being viewed as a bridge between the Middle Age and the Modern Area. Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many  intellectual pursuits, as well as social and political upheaval, it is perhaps best known for its artistic developments and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michealangelo , who inspired the term  "Renaissance Man"

Renaissance Man
The terms Renaissance man is related and used to describe a person who is well educated or who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields. The gifted people of the Renaissance sought to develop skills in all areas of knowledge, in physical development, in social accomplishments, and in the arts. 

What about Renaissance Woman? 
On the other hand a Renaissance Woman was supposed to marry well, be loyal to her husband and give birth to boys.