Northern Renaissance By: Jeffrey Ng

Northern Europe
  • By 1450, Northern Europe's population had declined greatly ever since the bubonic plague had erupted
  • Artistic ideas began to spread during this time period, after the raging wars began in central Europe many artists fled to a safer place which was in Northern Europe
  • As wealth increased in Northern Europe so did the patronage of artists
Albrecht Durer
  • He traveled to study in Italy in 1494
  • Durer produced woodcuts and engravings many of his portraits portray religious subjects
  • The popularity of Durer's work helped spread the Renaissance styles
Hans Holbein
  • Holbein specialized in painting portraits almost in photographic detail
  • He emigrated to England to where he was painting portraits of King Henry VIII and other members of the royal english family
Van Eyck
  • Van Eyck was the first Great Flemish Artist
  • He also developed an oiled based painting technique still used today
Bruegel the Elder
  • Was interested in realistic details and individual people
  • He was very skillful in portraying large numbers of people
Erasmus
  • He believed a Christianity Heart
  • In 1509, he wrote his famous work, The Praise of Folly
Thomas More
  • Thomas More tried to show a better model of society
  • In 1516, he wrote the book Utopia
Christine de Pizan
  • She was highly educated
  • She was the first women of her time to earn a job as a writer

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