Northern Renaissance By: Sydney ropes


  • Renaissance occurred in Europe north of the alps
  • Over time the Italian Renaissance spread to Europe and the Northern Renaissance started. The "Northern" Renaissance's meaning is in art, philosophy, and architechture
  • Started in 1497 and ended in the 15th century

The German Painter: Durer

  • During his 57 years of life Durer had been known mostly for his painting and engraving
  • Some of his most famous works of art included Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil, Saint Jerome in his Study and Melencolia I

The German painter: Holbein

  • His portrait of Henry VIII is the most known out of them all (picture of the painting below)
  • Holbien made woodcuts, fresco designs, and panel paintings

The Flemish Painter: Van Eyck

  • Known for "Adoration of the Lamb" and "Arnolfini Wedding."
  • Van Eyck was a Netherlandish painter which is someone who works in Burgundian and Habsburg Netherlands during the 15th - 16th century.

The Flemish Painter: Bruegel

  • Known as the most significant writer in the Flemish times
  • Made mostly landscapes and peasant scenes one of his most famous being Pieter Brueghel the Younger

The Christian Humanist: Erasmus

  • Born in 1466, Erasmus was a Netherlandish Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.
  • The Erasmus Programme was established in 1987 as a student exchange program where students can participate in culture and character building programs

"By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade."

Christine de Pizan

  • Christine de Pizan was a court writer for the French royal court during the time of Charles VIII
  • The women's rights activist and poet is considered one of the most known women writers in the medieval time period.

The Christian Humanist: More

  • Thomas More began to persecute Protestants after the Reformation
  • Thomas wrote the book Utopia where in the book the people shared a common culture and way of life that was suitable for all.

"you may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still."

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