History 111 Week 13

History 111 Week 13 - History 111 Week 13 Northern...

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History 111 Week 13 Northern Renaissance -while the Renaissance began in Italy, the ideas and culture spread to the res t of the Western Europe within a couple centuries….BUT… -While Italy was dominated by city states, northern Europe was dominated by nation states -While Italy was dominated by the ideals of governing the city-states, northern Europe recast feudalism -While Italy was dominated by the ideals of governing…. Art in the Northern Renaissance -in some ways the artistic development of the Northern Renaissance follows the explosion of art in Italy in the 15 th Century -on the other hand, it is also very clear that the artists of the North reveled in detail, and infixed metaphor and messages in the details -less of an emphasis on classical imagery as reinterpretations of Christian themes via Germanic perspective Unique Expressions -the portrait -the triptych -a painting of three panels that could be opened at certain times of year…paintings on the inside and the outside -the woodcarving -a print made by pressing a wood carving on to paper Jan van Eyck -Arnolfi Wedding, 1434 -point at as the first real Renaissance painting -depicts a wedding scene -but clearly it is allegory -shes not pregnant, but she is “fertile” -dog between=fertile -single candle above=unity in Christ -green=fecundity -painted 2 people in the mirro -priest and painter Hieronmus Bosch, c. 1500 - Dutch painter of late fifteenth century -main themes: human sin and moral failings -Mainly painted very realistic scenes -symbolic and iconographic, in that the images are very real looking, but the scenes are very “surreal” and clearly not “really real”
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