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The Northern Renaissance by Mind Map: The Northern Renaissance
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The Northern Renaissance

The Northern Renaissance Begins

In 1450, the population began to grow again. Many cities grew rapidly and merchants became wealthy enough to sponsor artists. All of this began in Flanders.

The Renaissance ideas spread out of Italy, and mixed with northern traditions. The northern Renaissance developed its own character.

Artistic Ideas Spread

During the war launched by a French king, many Italian artists and writers left for a safer life in Northern Europe. They brought with them the styles and techniques of the Italian Renaissance.

The most famous person to do this was the German artist Albrecht Durer. He traveled to Italy in 1494 and returned to Germany producing woodcuts and engravings.

Many wealthy merchant families helped support Flanders so it became the artistic center of Northern Europe.

Flemish painting reached its peak after 1550 with the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. He was very skillful in realistic details and individual people.

Northern Writers Try to Reform Society

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The Elizabeth Age

The Renaissance spread to England in the mid-1500s, this was known as the Elizabethan Age, after Queen Elizabeth.

As queen, Elizabeth did much to support the development of English art and literature.

The most famous writer of the Elizabethan Age was William Shakespeare. Shakespeare revered the classics and drew on them for inspiration and plots. Many of his plays examine human flaws.

Printing Spreads Renaissance Ideas

the chinese invented block printing. block printing is carved words or letters on a wooden block

the chinese later then created a seperate type of printing in whick there was seperate individual letters on wooden blocks.

johann gutenburg later modified this style of printing to make it become faster and more efficient in about 1455.

The Legacy of the Renaissance

change in the arts

art drew on techniques and styles of classical greece and rome.

changes in society

printing changed society by making more info avialable and inexpensive enouph for society at large

published legal proceedings made the laws clear so that people were more likely to understand their rights