January 30
Early Renaissance in the North

 

 

Renaissance = 14th century to 17th century
 
Northern Renaissance
art in Netherlands, Germany and Normandy
1400 - 1550
Early Renaissance
Italian art in Tuscany
1400 - 1500
HIgh Renaissance
Italian art in Rome, Florence and Venice
1520 - 1580
Mannerism
art in Florence, Rome, Venice, Spain and France
1520 - 1600

 

 

 

 

Early Renaissance Map

Early Renaissance Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

Differences between the Northern Renaissance and the Early Renaissance in Italy
 
Humanism does not make a great impact in North until 15th century
Northern artists did not entirely reject the preceding Gothic style
Northern artists more concerned with Christianity than Classical mythology
New style evident mostly in painting in the North

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flemish Panel-Painting

 

 

Major Netherlandish Painters:
Robert Campin
Jan van Eyck
Rogier van der Weyden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Campin
1378 - 1444

 

 

Merode Altarpiece

Robert Campin. Merode Altarpiece (Triptych of the Annunciation). c. 1425-28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

altarpieces

Altars and Altarpieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merode Altarpiece

Robert Campin. Merode Altarpiece (Triptych of the Annunciation). c. 1425-28.

 

 

 

disguised symbolism = hidden meaning in the details of a painting that carry symbolic meaning

 

 

details of the Merode Altarpiece

 

Other works attributed to Robert Campin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan van Eyck
1390/1400 - 1441

 

 

Ghent altarpiece

Jan van Eyck. Ghent Altarpiece (open). Completed 1432.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghent Adam and Eve

Jan van Eyck. Adam and Eve details of the Ghent Altarpiece.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam & Eve Reproached by the Lord from the Doors of Bishop Bernward.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man in a Red Turban

Jan van Eyck. Man in a Red Turban. 1433.
Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Twelfth ed. Vol. 1. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 2005. 2 vols.

 

 

glaze = a thin layer of translucent oil paint

 

 

Als ich chan = "The best that I am capable of doing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnolfini Marriage

Jan van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?). 1434.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail of the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?)

Detail of the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?)
Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Twelfth ed. Vol. 2. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 2005. 2 vols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnolfini Marriage
Cimabue. Madonna Enthroned. c. 1280 - 90. Tempera on panel.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.
Jan van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?). 1434. Oil on panel.