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Title: The Renaissance in the North


1
The Renaissance in the North
  • Chapter 1 Section 2
  • Objectives
  • Explain how the Printing revolution shaped
    European society
  • Describe the themes that northern European
    artists, humanists and writers explored

2
I. The Printing Revolution
  • Johann Gutenberg
  • Invented the Printing Press
  • Mass printing
  • First print was the Bible
  • Originally books were copied by hand

3
II. Northern Renaissance Artists
  • Flemish Painters
  • Jan van Eyck
  • Portrayal of townspeople
  • The Arnolfini Marriage
  • Religious scenes
  • Detailed
  • Rich
  • Realistic
  • Albrecht Dürer
  • Studied the Italian Masters
  • Applied painting techniques to engraving
  • Religious upheaval
  • Reffered to as the Leonardo of the North

4
III. Northern Humanists and Writers
  • Humanists stressed
  • Education
  • Classical learning
  • Looking for religious and social reform
  • Used vernacular
  • Everyday language of ordinary people
  • More and more people now had an opportunity to
    learn how to read

5
  • Erasmus
  • Dutch priest
  • The Philosophy of Christ
  • Christianity should show people how to live their
    lives rather than show them how to believe
  • Public forms of religious practice were not
    important
  • Produced a Greek edition of the Bible
  • Church Reform
  • Erasmus believed that three things should be done
    for Church reform
  • Spread the Philosophy of Christ
  • Provide Education
  • Criticize the abuses of the church
  • Praise of Folly
  • It humorously criticized the aspects of the
    Catholic Church

6
  • Sir Thomas Moore
  • Utopia
  • The ideal society where all live in peace and
    harmony
  • Rabelais
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • The adventures of two gentle giants
  • Comic tale
  • Symbolism of religion, education, etc
  • William Shakespeare
  • First appeared in London in 1592
  • Performances at the Globe Theatre
  • Cheap admission so shows could be seen by all
  • Best known for his plays
  • Also an actor and shareholder in an acting group
  • Some of his best known works
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Othello
  • A mid Summer Nights Dream
  • Hamlet
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