Northern Renaissance Art

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Art thrived in Northern Europe, especially in Germany and the Low Countries, in the fifteenth centuries.
Renaissance theories began to change, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Renaissance theories
spanned nearly the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries and believed by some as the rise of
modern history. Particularly in Italy classical themes in art and literature, had a return to realistic
portrayal of nature through careful observation, and the restoration of Greek philosophy of humanism,
in which human dignity, ideas, and capabilities are the focus. In each country took Renaissance
concepts and adapted them to contemporary art forms to create unique forms of Renaissance
classicism. (Carnagie) Changes were... View More »

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Durer trained in his Father’s workshop when he was exceptionally young. His first self
portrait was a drawing in silverpoint, at the exceptionally early age of thirteen. Durer had a passion for
Classical art, stimulated by lengthy travels in Italy, where he copied many works of the Italian masters,
who at the same time-focused on classical style. ( Durer traveled in the Low
Countries then worked as a woodcut designer in Basel, Switzerland. He displayed humanist influences in
his works and used perspective in several others, which included Paumgartener Alterpiece (1504), and
some of his portraits. In 1520, Durer left Nuremburg, for Antwerp, Belgium, to collect his yearly salary
from Charles V, the new Holy Roman Emperor. This trip was a notable milestone in Durer artistic career
and proved him to be an artist of high esteem. During the final decade of his life, he supported the
reform ideas of Martin Luther that was taking hold during the time. Durer's last significant work was a
two-panel painting, called four Apostils (1526). Represented in the work were sculpture like figures
representing Saints John and Peter on the left panel, and Saints Mark and Paul on the right panel. His
paintings should have been the wings of a three panel art work known as a triptych, but for some reason
Durer never painted the central panel. Durer ended up giving the four apostils to the town council of
Nuremburg. Interestingly enough he included quotations from the writings of the saints, which
contained accusations against "false ...

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