The Northern Renaissance By: Mary Margaret sheehan

The Northern Renaissance

  • By the late 1400s, Renaissance ideas had spread to Northern Europe, this including England, France, Germany, and Flanders.
  • By 1450s the population in Europe started to grow again.
  • Flanders which was part of the northern renaissance was one of the richest places during this time, they got there wealth from long distance trade and the cloth industry.

German Painter-Albrecht Durer

  • He studied art in Italy and then brought it back to Germany, he mainly made wood carvings and engravings.
  • Many of his portraits were of religious figures.

German Painter-Hans Holbein

  • He specialized in portraits.
  • He immagrated to England where he painted pictures of the Queen Elizabeth and the entire British Family.

flemish Painter-Jan van Eyck

  • He used oil based paints for his paintings, he developed techniques that are still used today.
  • Oil paintings became very popular and spread to Italy.

Flemish Painter-Pieter bruegal

  • Realistic features and single person painters.
  • He liked to paint scenes of everyday peasant life.

Christian Humanist-Eramus

  • Humans studied the ancient greek values, to better understand them.
  • Humanists influenced artists.

Christian Humanist-More

  • Humanists made the study of subjects more popular.
  • The study of classical texts.

Christian de Pizan

  • Italian/french author.
  • Was a court writer for many dukes.

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