Facts about the Northern Renaissance
- The Renaissance first began to spread across Europe just after the devastating Black
- Some of the regions which the Renaissance idea spread to were the Netherlands, Germany, and the region of Flanders
- The word "renaissance" in French means "rebirth"
Durer: The Northern Painter
- Durer made a name for himself during the Renaissance Age because of his high quality woodcut prints
- Durer's style of work became very popular during the Renaissance, which led to it's spread across Europe.
The German Painter: Holbein
- Holbein died from the plague in 1543, in London
- Holbein was mainly influenced by his father Han to paint high quality portraits during the Renaissance
Flemish Painter: Van Eyck
- Van Eyck was well known for his oil paintings, which spread throughout the Renaissance
- Van Eyck was the very first Flemish Renaissance painter
Flemish Painter: Bruegel
- Bruegel had a very unique style of painting, which became very popular during the Renaisance
- He was known for his many paintings detailed landscapes, and his paintings of the townspeople
One of Bruegel's paintings of the townspeople
Christian Humanist: Erasmus
- Erasmus believed that everybody should've studied the bible. He thought it was the key to bringing people closer together during the Renaissance
- The Holland native wrote a book called The Praise of Folly
- "By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade."
Christian Humanist: More
- More was likely to have been influenced by the half century of Italian and Northern European humanism
- He was born in England
- "See me safe up: for in my coming down, I can shift for myself"
Christine de Pizan
- Christine de Pizan's daughter was a nun for twenty two years
- De Pizan's father taught literature, and some other subjects
- De Pizan wrote La Cité de Dame and Le Livre du Trésor de la Cité de Dame