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.

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

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

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.