The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters


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Hieronymus Bosch (1453 - 1516) Dutch, Northern Renaissance

    The Last Judgement c. 1505 

       one of the greatest paintings of all time

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Painters of the Northern Renaissancerebirth, Antwerp, commerce, northern Europe, merchant class, Bruges, mythological scenes, 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: