The Uffizi is a prominent art museum in Florence. It is one of the most crucial, largest and well-known museums in the world. It contains a collection of many works, mainly from the Italian Renaissance. This growth of art in the Renaissance was expanded by the creation of oil paint. When it came to Italy it took their artwork by storm, thus you see the drastic change of usage of color. At this time many of those artworks were altarpieces and frescoes. Of course, during this time there was the growth of Humanism which turned many artists to more Classical themes. Other themes for artwork were from modern life then, some with metaphorical meaning and others purely for looks. The past and the people were shown in ways that mirrored either current events or current people. Portraits were also often painted characters from history or literature with a more modern appearance.