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Northern Renaissance. I. Northern Renaissance Begins. Monarchs spend lots of money on art Ideas about art and human dignity spread from Italy to the rest of Europe. II. Artistic Ideas Spread. German Painters Albrecht Durer—wood cuts and engravings that show religious and secular topics

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I northern renaissance begins
I. Northern Renaissance Begins

  • Monarchs spend lots of money on art

  • Ideas about art and human dignity spread from Italy to the rest of Europe


Ii artistic ideas spread
II. Artistic Ideas Spread

  • German Painters

    • Albrecht Durer—wood cuts and engravings that show religious and secular topics

    • Hans Holblen the Younger—painted royalty in almost photographic detail

      B. Flemish Painters—oil paints, realistic details, and personality

    • Jan Van Eyk—subtle colors

    • Pieter Brugel the Elder—everyday peasant life


Iii northern writers try to reform society
III. Northern Writers Try to Reform Society

  • Christian Humanists

    • Erasmus – poked fun at High Society

    • Thomas More – Utopia – No greed, corruption or war. Foundation for Communism

  • Women Reforms

    • Christine de Pizan – Spoke out against only sending boys to boarding school


Iv the elizabethan age
IV. The Elizabethan Age

  • Shakespeare

    1. Showed deep understanding of Human Nature

    1. Plays Included Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet etc.


V printing press
V. Printing Press

  • Johann Gutenberg

  • Spread Knowledge (cheap and affordable books)

  • Encouraged literacy

  • Combination of European and Asian designs


Vi legacy of renaissance
VI. Legacy of Renaissance

A. Change in art

1. Perspective, realism, vernacular

2. Secular – Living in the World

3. Individual achievement

B. Change in Society

1. Printing Press

2. New discoveries in science

3. Question Politics and religion

4. Christian Humanists attempt to reform society