Northern Renaissance BY: Kyle pandiscio

  • The Northern Renaissance occurred in European countries north of the Alps
  • As ideas spread from Italy to other parts of Europe, the Northern Renaissance started coming into existence
  • The Renaissance Ideal of human dignity caused some northern humanists to come up with plans for social reform based on Judeo-Christian values.
Albrecht Dürer
  • Most of his paintings are of religious subjects. The others show classical myths or realistic landscapes
  • In 1494, he traveled to Italy to study. When he returned to Germany, he made many woodcuts and engravings.
Hans Holbein
  • He specialized in painting portraits that looked photographic in detail
  • He traveled to England where he painted portraits of King Henry VIII and other English Royalty
Van Eyck
  • He was the first great and first known flemish painter to come out of the Renaissance
  • He used new oil-based paints to develop new techniques that painters today still use
Pieter Bruegel
  • He was the most interested in realistic detail, individual people, and portraying large numbers of people
  • His paintings were mainly scenes from everyday peasant life such as weddings, dances and harvests
Desiderius Erasmus
  • In 1509, he wrote his most famous book, The Praise of Folly. It poked fun at greedy merchants, heartsick lovers, and arguing scholars
  • He believed that the best way to improve society was for everybody to study the Bible
  • "It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is."
Thomas More
  • In 1516, he wrote a book called Utopia. In Greek, it means "no place," but in English, it has come to mean an ideal world as shown in his book
  • As his work became very popular, they were translated into different languages such as French, German, English, Spanish, and Latin
  • "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
Christine de Pizan
  • She was very educated for women of the time period and was one of the first women to ever make a living as a writer
  • She produced many French books, including short stories, biographies, novels, and manuals on military techniques. She mostly wrote about the objections men had to educating women.
  • She was one of the first European writers to question different treatments of boys and girls. Although her goal of education for both sexes would not be achieved for centuries

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