Northern Renaissance By: Serena Jones

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.

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