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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) German, Northern Renaissance

The Ambassadors c. 1533  Oil and tempera on oak panel

                                                                                            one of the greatest paintings of all time

 

   

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Painters of the Northern Renaissance
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rebirth, Antwerp, commerce, northern Europe, merchant class, Bruges, genre painting, landscapes, portraits, scenes of daily life, Christian symbolism. moralizing overtones, human vices, lust,  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists,  spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscript,  idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world,  realistic use of colors and  light, allegorical, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath,  landscapes with peasants

The Meaning of Sacred Symbols in  Northern Renaissance Paintings. Most prominently featured  symbols and their meaning:

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