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Global Honors: Spiconardi
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The Renaissance began to spread from Italy
northward and throughout the rest of
Western Europe
Reasons for the spread
 Art patronage of Italian artists by monarchs
 Commercial cities like Bruges and Antwerp
were exposed to Renaissance ideas via trade
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Reasons for the spread (con’t.)
 Gutenberg’s Printing Press
▪ Allowed for faster transmission of ideas & scientific
research
▪ Increases literacy
Northern Renaissance –
Reference to the Renaissance
that took place outside of
Italy; in particular Germany
& the Netherlands.
 Characteristics of Art
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 God as judge
 Objects in nature
 Traditional everyday life of
commoners
 Attention to detail
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Erasmus
 Northern Humanist &
theologian
 Called for reforms within the
Catholic Church through
scholarship and discourse
 The Education of a Christian
Prince
▪ Written 16 years before
Machiavelli’s the prince as advice
to Charles V (new Holy Roman
Emperor)
▪ He offers
▪ It is better to be loved than feared
▪ Rulers needed an education in order to
govern justly
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Jan van Eyck (c. 1395 – 1441)
 Father of oil painting
 Known for his attention to
detail
▪ Check this out…
Arnolfini Portrait
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Albrecht Dürer (1471 –
1528)
 One of the first landscape
artists
 Painter and woodcut
engraver
 Considered greatest of
Northern Renaissance
artists
This is a magic
square. Can
you figure it
out?
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Rembrandt (1606 -1669)
 Known for his portraits
and Bible scene paintings
▪ Oddly, his most famous
painting is neither
 Considered the greatest
Dutch painter
The Anatomy Lesson
of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp