The Renaissance period marked the end of Gothic art and it spread out from Italy to the rest of Europe at the end of the 15th century. This period started around 1420 with a more conservative period, which evolved into the High Renaissance at the beginning of the 16th century, and ended with the late Renaissance and Mannerism. The distinctive feature of this period lays on the rediscovery of antique art filled with religiours heritage from the Middle Ages. In this way, the greatest Renaissance masterpierces always revolve around religion and can be found in different churches, such as the Sistine Chapel or St Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Raphael are the most emblematic artists from the period.