The renaissance north and south

In both north and south, artists strove to perfect realism in their art and began to analyse nature and the human body. This detailed realism was greatly respected in Italy, but there was little reciprocal influence on the North until nearly the end of the 15th century.

Who is Albrecht Durer? However although Humanism is associated more with the northern renaissance, the humanists of Italy had similar beliefs — Alberti of Florence believed that each person was responsible for their own destiny.

The renaissance north and south

The layout of the land might have also played a significant role on how the Renaissance took place in the Northern and Southern parts of Europe. Hokanson, Melanie Holcomb, Mellissa J. Treasures of the decorative arts of Northern Europe include a series of stained-glass panels from Belgium illustrating the Gospels, a Flemish tapestry with allegorical representations of the Twelve Ages of Man, and an example of the famous hafnerware from Germany.

Politics and other sciences were the things that people thought about during those days, and that also changed their way of living.

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In The Renaissance in the North, the work of the German, Dutch, Flemish, French, and English masters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is explored in more than one hundred reproductions.

The church had originally exerted control over the masses by keeping them in the dark so to speak, by not encouraging them to investigate, explore or question what they were told.

The Renaissance has increased the popularity of works of art and other fields of study including: architecture, literature, sciences, politics, and religion.

It is characterised by a concern with balance, clarity, and proportion, and by the external use of columns and fluted pilasters.

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The Northern Renaissance