Northern Renaissance By: Kyle Rakauskas

A piece of art about the Northern Renaissance
  • By 1450 the population of northern Europe, which had declined due to bubonic plague, was beginning to grow again.
  • As wealth increased in other parts of Northern Europe, patronage of artists increased as well.
  • As Renaissance ideas spread out of Italy, they mingled with northern traditions. As a result, the northern Renaissance developed its own character.
Durer
  • He produced woodcuts and engravings
  • The popularity of his work helped to spread Renaissance styles.
Holbein
  • Hans Holbein specialized in self portraits and made them with very good detail.
  • He emigrated to England where he made portraits for the royal family.
Van Eyck
  • He painted by using oil paints to develop techniques that painters still use today.
  • He painted with unusual detail in his work that revealed the personalities of his subjects.
Bruegel
  • Bruegel was interested in realistic details and individual people.
  • He was skilled in paint large amounts of people
Erasmus
  • In 1509, Erasmus wrote his most famous work, The Praise of Folly.
  • Erasmus believed in a Christianity of the heart, not one of ceremonies or rules.
Thomas More
  • He made a book about a imaginary place where greed, corruption, and war have been weeded out called a utopia.
  • He wrote his books in Latin but when they got more popular, they got translated into French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian
Christine de Pizan
  • She was highly educated for the time and was one of the first women to earn a living as a writer.
  • Writing in French, she produced many books, including short stories, biographies, novels, and manuals on military techniques.
  • She mostly wrote about the objections men had to educating women.

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