Northern Renaissance by Sam lovett

The Northern Renaissance

  • The Northern renaissance Influenced the German Renaissance, French Renaissance, English Renaissance and many other movements
  • The Northern Renaissance brought about the invention of the first printing press in 1450 and international trade in urban centers
  • In the late 15th century the ideas from the Italian Renaissance began to spread throughout Europe, north of the Alps and the Northern Renaissance began

German Painter Durer

  • Albrecht Dürer was a painter, printmaker and theorist during the German Renaissance
  • Albrecht Dürer introduced classical motifs into Northern Art therefore becoming one of the most influential people towards the Northern Renaissance

Hans Holbein

  • Hans Holbein is best known as one of the greatest portraitists in the Northern Renaissance
  • Holbein also made a very important contribution to the history of book design

Jan Van Eyck

  • Jan Van Eyck is often known as one of the founders of Early Netherlandish painting and a significant representative of Northern Renaissance art
  • Van Eyck painted many secular and religious subjects

Pieter Bruegel

  • Bruegel was the most important and influential artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance paintings
  • Pieter Bruegel is often referred to as "Peasant Bruegel", to differentiate him from the many later painters in his family

Desiderius Erasmus

  • Erasmus was a classical scholar who has been known as "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists"
  • He used many humanist techniques to create new Latin and Greek additions to the New Testament
  • "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."

Thomas More

  • More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist
  • In 1504 More was elected to Parliament to represent Great Yarmouth. In 1510 he began representing London
  • "I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first."

Christine de Pizan

  • After her husband's death, de Pisan turned to writing as a way to support her family.
  • De Pisan is most well known for her poetry during the Northern Renaissance and the great influence she's had on women.
  • During the Renaissance, Christine de Pizan broke the traditional roles assigned to women in many ways during a time when women had no legal rights.

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