The Northern Renaissance Facts:
+ The center of the European Renaissance movement was in Italy.
+ Dutch artists were some of the first western artists to specialize in landscapes.
+ French-Dutch composer Josquin des Prez is often considered the world's first musical genius.
German Painter: Durer
+ Was born on May 21 1471 and died on April 6 1528
+ His body of work includes engravings, his preferred technique in his later prints, altarpieces, portraits, self-portraits, watercolors and books.
+ Durer was known as a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
German Painter: Holbein
+ Hans Holbein the Younger was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style.
+ Born in Augsburg, Holbein worked mainly in Basel as a young artist.
Flemish Painter: Van Eyck
+ In 1432, van Eyck painted "Adoration of the Lamb," the altarpiece for the Church of St. Bavon, Ghent.
+ Throughout his career, van Eyck used oil painting in his portraits and panel paintings.
Flemish Painter: Bruegel
+ Pieter Bruegel the Elder was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting.
+ A painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes.
Christian Humanist: Erasmus
+ He was ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church
+ Studied at the Univ. of Paris. Erasmus' influence began to be felt in Europe after 1500.
+ "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."
Christian Humanist: More
+ The life of the English humanist and statesman Sir Thomas More exemplifies the political and spiritual upheaval of the Reformation.
+ He was beheaded for opposing the religious policy of Henry VIII.
+ "I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first."
Christine de Pizan
+ Christine de Pisan is considered a pioneering feminist writer and one of the most notable women writers of medieval times
+ Born in Venice, Italy, in 1364
+ Her father, Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano, was the court astrologer for France's King Charles V.