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The Northern Renaissance

  • The "Northern" Renaissance refers to Renaissance art, architecture, and philosophy that took place outside of Italy.
  • The Northern Renaissance was the Renaissance that occurred in Europe north of the Alps
  • Before 1497, Italian Renaissance humanism had little influence outside Italy, From the late 15th century, its ideas spread around Europe


  • Dürer attended the Lateinschule in St. Lorenz and learned goldsmithing from his father, From 1486 to 1489 he studied painting with Michael Wolgemut
  • German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist. Dürer is the first Western artist for whom an entire era is named the Dürerzeit


  • He was an outstanding portrait and religious painter of the Northern Renaissance, was influenced by his father and by Hans Burgkmair
  • The first half of his life was spent in Basel except for short intervals in Lucerne, Lombardy, and France

Van Eyck

  • Van Eyek painted "Adoration of the Lamb," the altarpiece for the Church of St. Bavon, Ghent
  • In 1434, he created another masterpiece, "Arnolfini Wedding"


  • Pieter Bruegel was a Flemish Renaissance painter, who lived from about 1525 to 1569
  • He is well known for his paintings of peasants and landscapes


  • Erasmus is regarded as the equivalent of Dutch Gerard
  • Erasmus was ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church and studied at the Univ. of Paris
  • "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself"


  • The life of the English humanist and statesman Sir Thomas More exemplifies the political and spiritual upheaval of the Reformation
  • The author of "Utopia," 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

  • Born in Venice, Italy, in 1364, Christine de Pisan is considered a pioneering feminist writer and one of the most notable women writers of medieval times
  • Her father, Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano, was the court astrologer for France's King Charles V
  • De Pisan joined her father in France at a young age, and he saw to her education. Studying a range of topics, she became knowledgeable about such subjects as Greek and Latin

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