Synopses & Reviews
In this series accomplished authors accurately cover a range of subjects using up-to-date methodologies and impressive visual formats. This is the first book to present a broad overview of the art of the Renaissance from Northern Europe within its historical context. KEY TOPICS: It includes well known works and artists as well as a diverse selection of novel and intriguing images. It discusses issues and ideas of interest today, such as the status of women, elite vs. popular inspiration, and art as an instrument of propaganda, among others and provides comprehensive coverage of the Netherlands, Germany, and France in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Self-Conscious Pragmatic Artist.
2. Physical Production and Original Location.
3. Religious Behavior and Ideals.
4. Artistic Specialties and Social Developments.
Conclusion: Italy and the North.