Northern Renaissance By: Kesley Meyer

The Northern Renaissance Background

  • The Northern Renaissance is was the renaissance that occurred in Europe north of the Alps.
  • It took both inside and outside of Italy and referred to Renaissance art, philosophy, and architecture.
  • The Northern Renaissance was different from the Italian Renaissance because it not only influenced Italians but also writers and humanists outside of Italy.
The Northern Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer

  • Albrecht Dürer was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
  • He was born in Nuremberg and began influencing Europe when he was about twenty due to his high-quality woodcut prints.
Dürur

Hans Holbein

  • Hans Holbein was both a Swiss and German artist and printmaker who worked with the Northern Renaissance style of art.
  • He was best known as being one of the greatest 16th century portraitists and even painted the Royal family at the time.
Hans Holbein

Jan Van Eyck

  • Jan Van Eyck was a flemish painter during the Northern Renaissance.
  • He is considered one of the most significant representatives of Northern Renaissance art.
Jan Van Eyck

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

  • Pieter Bruegel was most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting.
  • He was a painter and printmaker who focused on large paintings and was known for his landscapes and scenery .
Pieter Bruegel

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

  • Erasmus was a renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian (someone who studies of the nature of God and religious belief).
  • He was a scholar and wrote in pure Latin style and used humanist techniques for working on texts.
  • "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."-Desiderius Erasmus
Erasmus

Thomas More

  • Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist.
  • He was a councillor to Henry VIII and Lord High Chancellor of England from 1529 to 1532.
  • "If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable." -Thomas More
Thomas More

Christine de Pizan

  • Christine de Pizan was an Italian author who served as a court writer for several dukes and the French royal court during the rule of Charles VI.
  • She wrote in french and created novels about women's rights and being objectified.
  • She was highly educated for the time and was one of the first women to earn a living as a writer.
Christine de Pizan

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