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When Art meets Urban Commerce and the Reformation: Northern Renaissance 1400-1550

This course delves into the examination of painting, sculpture, and graphic art during the 15th and 16th centuries in Northern Europe, namely, France, the Low Countries, Germany, and England. It places special emphasis on the prominent figures of this era, ranging from Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden to Matthias Grunewald, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, and Pieter Bruegel. Topics covered encompass the transition of craftsmanship into a self-reflective and intellectual art form (kunst), the evolution of oil paintings as a groundbreaking medium, the intersection of visual art with the Reformation, the influence of Italian classicism in the Northern regions, and the emergence of secular art in urban society – encompassing portraiture, landscape, and scenes of everyday life.

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