Northern Renaissance Facts:
- The Northern Renaissance was a time period in Europe outside of Italy and the events that happened during it.
- Printmaking became important during the Northern Renaissance since artists could sell more than 1 copy of their prints.
- Devotional works were super popular during this time because Christians used them to understand the details of Christ’s Passion.
- Albrecht Durer was known to be a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
- Durer apprenticed the most well known painter of the town, Michael Wolgemut, when he was just 15.
- Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg in 1497/98 as the son of a painter.
- He painted altarpieces, portraits, and murals and made designs for woodcuts, stained glass, and jewelry.
- Van Eyck painted "Adoration of the Lamb," the altarpiece for the Church of St. Bavon, Ghent.
- Van Eyck used oil painting in his portraits and panel paintings throughout his career.
- He was well known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre paintings).
- Bruegel made both types of subject the focus in large paintings.
- Dutch priest of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Studied at the University of Paris
- More was an English lawyer and scholar
- In the early 16th century, his writings became famous throughout Europe.
Christine de Pizan
- She was a famous author who served as a court writer for several dukes and the French royal court.
- Christine was born in Venice, Italy, in 1364
- Her father was court astrologer for France's King Charles V, Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano