Northern Renaissance Art



In Flanders and Burgundy in the fifteenth century and in parts of France, Holland, England, and the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth, painting assumed radical new appearances which distinguished the Northern Renaissance from its counterpart in Italy. As the centuries progressed, Flemish painting even came to directly influence the course of Art History in Florence. This Northern taste and recognizable style is explored in this course through such broad contributions as the new medium of oil painting as well as the rise of the portrait, the landscape, the still life, and the genre scene in painting.