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The Northern Renaissance

The Northern Renaissance

Author: Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon, 2004. ©2004
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In the years from 1380 to 1580 northern Europe witnessed a period of artistic innovation as dynamic as contemporary developments in Italy. Stimulated by the atmosphere of intellectual curiosity about the individual and the natural world, Northern Renaissance artists, such as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein, mastered the new techniques of oil painting and printmaking to produce some of the most  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Chipps Smith
ISBN: 0714838675 9780714838670
OCLC Number: 56211439
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), color map, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The beholder's eye : art, artists and the marketplace --
An emerging reality : court art and the ars nova --
Pride of place : art in the cities --
Tangible success : early portraits and domestic art --
The inner gaze : private devotional art --
The well-dressed church : the materialization of faith --
Dancing with death : the art of dying well --
Mass communication : prints and printmaking --
Beyond mere craft : the knowledgeable artist --
Theatre of the world : exploring nature and human nature --
Reading pictures : the Reformation's challenge --
The artist and the connoisseur : courts, cities and collectors.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Chipps Smith.


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