Facts ABout the Northern renaissance
- The Northern Renaissance occurred in northern Europe, in countries such as England, France, Germany, and Flanders (which is now current day France and the Netherlands)
- It is known to have taken started taking place around the late 15th century
- Lots of the art from the Northern Renaissance had been influenced by the Italian Renaissance
German Painter: Durer
- He was well known for his woodcuts and engravings.
- Themes of his work include mythology, religious subjects, and realistic landscapes.
German Painter: Holbein
This was his portrait of English King Henry VIII
- Some of his work was influenced by Durer.
- He was known for making beautifully detailed portraits, including ones of the English royal family.
Flemish Painter: Van Eyck
This portrait is one made by Van Eyck, but it is unknown to whether it is a self portrait
- He developed oil painting techniques that are still used today.
- His detail was very realistic and enjoyed because of the personality it displayed.
Flemish Painter: Bruegel
This was one of his paintings, many of which contained large groups of people.
- His work is known to be the peak of Flemish art during the Renaissance.
- He was very good at portraying the detail of large groups of people.
christian Humanist: Erasmus
- Erasmus was the creator of Praise of Folly which was his most famous work of writing.
- He believed that in order for society to be bettered, everyone should study the Bible.
christian Humanist: More
- Thomas More wanted to model a better society through his writings and teachings.
- He wrote Utopia where it depicted a perfect world in his eyes where there were no sins, greed, or anything else of the sort.
christine de Pizan
- She spoke against people only sending their boys for education.
- She was the first woman to make a living off of being a writer, and made many works.
- She also spoke out about the equal treatment of males and females.