Northern Renaissance


Between 1450 and 1550, Northern European artists who had traveled to Italy—mostly to learn the techniques of perspective and proportion—brought ideas from the Italian Renaissance home with them, namely to Germany and the Netherlands. German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), for example, went to Italy twice and subsequently, his concepts were spread to his contemporaries through his prints and his writings. Flemish artists like Jan Gossaert and Jan van Scorel, who were similarly influenced by trips to Italy, also helped to disseminate Renaissance aesthetic values in the north.

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