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.
~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.
~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."
~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.