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Sixteenth-Century Northern Renaissance Painting

Sixteenth-Century Northern Renaissance Painting

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will introduce the art of the Northern Renaissance during the sixteenth century.
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Terms to Know

Northern Renaissance

An age of artistic and cultural discovery and Christian humanism that took place in Germany, the Netherlands, and France.

Holy Roman Empire

An area of rule during medieval and early modern times consisting of mostly Germany and part of Italy from 962-1806 that showed the decline of the pope and the power of the emperor.

Anamorphic Image

An image that appears distorted unless it is viewed from a certain angle or using a device, such as a mirror.

Landscape Painting

An artwork that uses scenes from nature, such as mountains, trees, lakes, and rivers.



Image of Hans Holbein the Younger, The French Ambassadors, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_Holbein_the_Younger_-_The_Ambassadors_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Quentin Massys, The Money Changer and His Wife, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Quentin_Massys_001.jpg; Image of Peter Bruegel the Elder, Hungers in the Snow, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_Hunters_in_the_Snow_%28Winter%29_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Peter Aertsen, Meat Still Life, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Aertsen,_Studio_-_Still_Life_with_Meat_and_the_Holy_Family_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg