Northern Renaissance By Rae Sobran

The Northern Renaissance


~By 1450 the population of northern Europe, which had declined due to bubonic plague, was beginning to grow again

~The Hundred Years’ War between France and England ended in 1453.

~Urban merchants became wealthy enough to sponsor artists.



~Dürer traveled to Italy in 1494.

~Many of his works portray religious subjects.

Hans Holbein (The Younger)


~Holbein's specialty was painting portraits that were almost photographic they were so detailed.

~Holbein emigrated to England. There he painted portraits of the English royal family.

Jan van Eyck


~Van Eyck used oil paints that were recently developed to develop techniques still used by painters today.

~His paintings also display unusually realistic details and reveal the personality of his subjects.

Pieter Bruegel


~Bruegel was skilled at painting large numbers of people.

~The rich colors, balanced use of space, and vivid details of his paintings give off a sense of life and feeling.

Desiderius Erasmus


~Erasmus believed in a Christianity of the heart, not one of ceremonies or rules.

~He thought that in order to improve society, all people should study the Bible.

~Quote- "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."

Thomas More


~In the year 1516 More wrote a book titled Utopia.

~More wrote in Latin.

~Quote-I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.

Christine de Pizan


~She wrote many novels about the objections men had to educating women.

~Christine de Pizan was one of the first European writers to question different treatment of boys and girls.

~Her first poems were ballads of lost love written in memory of her husband.

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