Italian vs. Northern Renaissance Art

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Italian vs. Northern Renaissance Art

Northern Renaissance • Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Wedding

Dürer

Holbein

Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII

Netherlandish Proverbs

Brueghel The Peasant Dance

Peasant Wedding

• Work with a partner to create a Venn Diagram comparing works from the Italian Renaissance with those from the Northern Renaissance. – Each partner needs to have a copy of the Venn Diagram

• Things to consider: – Artistic styles – Subjects of the works – Financers

Italian Renaissance

Northern Renaissance

ARTISTIC STYLES Soft Use of pastels

ARTISTIC STYLES Sharp, vivid Used more oil paints Paintings were more detailed

SUBJECTS -Religious because the Church financed -Stories from Classical Greece / Rome

SUBJECTS -Families, people in everyday life -Less open – fewer nude paintings -Religious in thought, but fewer religious scenes

FINANCERS Catholic Church paid painters

FINANCERS Merchants paid for paintings

SIMILARITIES Used new methods: more realistic, less idealized, use of perspective Religious subjects Glorified the love of Christ and power of God Glorified man and celebrated his accomplishments as an individual

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Italian vs. Northern Renaissance Art

Italian vs. Northern Renaissance Art Northern Renaissance • Jan van Eyck The Arnolfini Wedding Dürer Holbein Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII ...

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