The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
Northern Renaissance Woodcut Print
painters of the Northern Renassaince were dallied in printmaking.
According to author Jennie Ellis Keysor "The earlier works of Durer are
largely wood-cuts, the art which more than any other was the artist’s
very own. The discussions of the times regarding religious matters made
a demand for books even at great cost. It was a time when written and
spoken words held people’s attention, but when, in addition, the text
was illustrated by strong pictures the power and reach of the books
were increased ten-fold. A place thus seemed waiting for Albrecht
Durer, the master wood-engraver.
The Four Horsemen, from The Apocalypse by Albrecht Dürer
The Antichrist 1478 by Michael Wolgemut
Important Words, People, Phrases, Characteristics related to the Northern Renaissance Art Movement - allegorical painting, rebirth, invention of oil painting, Hieronymus Bosch, Limbourg Brothers, Desiderius Erasmus, Robert Campin, Jan Van Eyck, Jean Fouquet, Albrecht Dürer, Johannes Gutenberg, Johann Reuchlin, Martin Luther, rise of the merchant class, Protestant Reformation, Calvinisim, glazing, impasto, scriptorium, illuminator, invention of the printing press, woodcuts, engravings, Antwerp School, Guild of Saint Luke, commerce, Flemish School, Northern Europe, Antwerp School, Flanders, Bruges, renewed interest in classical learning, mythological scenes, genre painting, landscapes, portraits, moralizing overtones, human vices, lust, paradise, spirituality, piousness, living a simple life, reform, Human Reasoning, tradesmen at work, idyllic scenes of peasants, playing games, feasting, linear perspective, \Heliocentric Theory, humour, satire, spiritually significant, illuminated manuscript, idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, emotion, illuminator, iconoclast, Age of Discovery, Virgin and Child, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world, realistic use of colours and light, Old Testament stories, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath, Christian symbolism
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