The period in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, that was characterized by a renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman art, philosophy, and science. Renaissance began in italy and spread over other european countries. It prefered motives from greek and roman mythology. Taking great interest in natural sciences and the individual human being, renaissance painters began to protray human beings and their environment in a more realistic manner. The portait became one of the typical forms of renaissance art.
Motifs from the field of sporting activity, mostly motorsport, tennis, basketball und boxing. Most of the pictures from this subject area are photographs. The representation of dynamic movements improve the impression of reality. We find here not only representations of sporting performance but also portraits, especially of charismatic personalities as the US-American Box Champion Mohammed Ali.