Written by Nicole Gaudier, Curatorial Intern
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This series will highlight 10 quick and easy facts about different cultures, artistic movements, and stylistic periods. Stay tuned for the next list in the series!
10. The Northern Renaissance refers to the events that happened during the Renaissance in Europe outside of Italy.
9. Early Northern Renaissance artists used many elements of an updated version of the Gothic style rather than the elements of the Italian Renaissance style.
8. Printmaking was an important and popular medium during the Northern Renaissance because, artists were able to sell many copies of their prints which were then seen throughout Europe.
7. Many Northern Renaissance artists added incredible, intricate, details to their work.
6. Oil painting became popular in Europe during the Northern Renaissance and was introduced to Italy by Northern Renaissance artists.
5. Although some of the patrons of Northern Renaissance artists were the leaders and elites, other patrons were the upperclass or wealthy middle class people.
4. The most influential regions during the Northern Renaissance were Germany, Flanders, and the Netherlands.
3. Devotional works were very popular during the Northern Renaissance, Christians used these works to immerse themselves in the details of Christ’s Passion.
2. The German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) is considered to be the most important artist of the Northern Renaissance because of his influence on some of his contemporaries and also on later European artists.
1. One notes a difference in the art of the Northern Renaissance after the Protestant Reformation, including a disappearance of depictions of Mary and the Saints, and an increased emphasis on figures reading or having a Bible.