NNorthern Renaissance art - Art produced in the countries north of Italy in the first half of the sixteenth century. It is sometimes considered to include the late Gothic Dutch (or Netherlandish) painting of the fifteenth century because of its interest in certain aspects of realism.

 

Examples:

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGerard David (Netherlandish, born about 1455, died 1523), The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c. 1512-15, oil on wood panel, 20 x 17 inches (50.8 x 43.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See chiaroscuro, drapery, and vignette.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPetrus Christus (Flemish, Bruges, active by 1444 -1475/76), A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius, 1449, oil on wood panel, 38 5/8 x 33 1/2 inches (98 x 85.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGermany, Ravensburg, probably Friedrich Schramm, c. 1480, Virgin Mary with the Protective Cloak, polychromed linden wood, height 135 cm, Bodemuseum, Berlin. See Madonna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftTilman Riemenschneider (German, c. 1460-1531), Madonna and Child, carved linden wood.

 

 

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528), The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, c. 1496-97, oil on wood panel, 109 x 43 cm, central panel of a triptych, Alte Pinakothek, Munich. (The side panels are 63 x 46 cm, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.) Also see the WebMuseum's page on Dürer.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAlbrecht Dürer, The Walk, c. 1496-1498, 195 x 120 cm, engraving, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. See drapery.

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, Portrait of Durer's Father at 70, 1497, oil on wood panel, 51 x 40 cm, National Gallery, London.

 

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, three self-portraits, including see thumbnail to right Self-Portrait at Twenty-Seven, 1498, oil on wood panel, 20 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches (52 x 41 cm), Prado Museum, Madrid. Also see German art and Northern Renaissance.

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, The Paumgartner Altarpiece, c. 1498-1504, oil on wood panel, central panel 155 x 126 cm; side panels: 157 x 61 cm, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAlbrecht Dürer, St. Michael's fight against the dragon, 1498, woodcut, 15 x 11 1/8 inches (39.2 x 28.3 cm).

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlbrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528), A Young Hare, 1502, 25 x 23 cm, watercolor and body color on paper, Graphische Sammlung, Albertina, Vienna. See nature.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAlbrecht Dürer, The Large Turf, 1503, watercolor and gouache on paper, 41 x 32 cm, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlbrecht Dürer, Adam and Eve, 1504, engraving, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches (24.8 x 19.1 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, The Adoration of the Magi, 1504, oil on wood panel, 99 x 113.5 cm, Uffizi, Florence.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAlbrecht Dürer, Christ Among the Doctors, 1506, oil on panel, 65 x 80 cm, Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, The Adoration of the Magi, 1511, woodcut, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory U, Atlanta, GA.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlbrecht Dürer, Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, 1519, oil and tempera on canvas, transferred from panel, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, Portrait of Erasmus, 1520, black chalk, 14 3/5 x 10 1/2 inches (37.1 x 26.7 cm), Louvre. See drawing.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlbrecht Dürer, Portrait of Hieronymus Holzschuhes, 1526, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

 

 

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472-1553), The Rest on the Flight to Egypt, 1504, Staatliche Museen, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftLucas Cranach the Elder, Venus and Cupid, 1509, oil on canvas (transferred from panel), 84 x 40 inches (213 x 102 cm), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

 

Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Trinity, undated, oil on wood panel, Museum der Bildenden Künste at Leipzig, Germany.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightLucas Cranach the Elder, The Virgin and Child under an Apple Tree, 1520-1526, oil on canvas (transferred from panel), 34 x 23 inches (87 x 59 cm), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

 

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus Standing in a Landscape, 1529, oil on canvas, Louvre.

 

 

Matthias Grünewald (German, c.1475-1528), The Isenheim Alterpiece, c. 1512-16, oil on wood panels (triptych), 8 feet 10 inches x 4 feet 8 inches, executed for the hospital chapel of Saint Anthony's Monastery in Isenheim in Alsace, now in the Musee d'Unterlinded, Colma. Panel of the Isenheim Alterpiece: The Meeting of St Anthony Abbot and St Paul in the Wilderness, and The Temptation of St Anthony. Detail from one of the closed wings: see thumbnail to rightThe Crucifixion. Detail of celebrating angels, from the lefthand portion of the central panel. The Resurrection, see thumbnail to leftfrom the right panel (open).

 

 

Matthias Grünewald, Stuppach Madonna, 1518, Musee d'Unterlinded, Colma.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlbrecht Altdorfer (German, c. 1480-1538), The Entrance Hall of the Regensburg Synagogue, 1519, etching, 6 1/4 x 4 3/8 inches (15.9 x 11.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See linear perspective.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftBaldung Grien (Hans Baldung) (German, 1484-1545), The Three Fates, 1513, woodcut; sheet: 8 7/16 x 5 inches (21.43 x 12.7 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAmbrosius Holbein (German, c.1495 - c.1520), Portrait of a Young Man, 1518, tempera on wood panel, 17 x 13 inches (44 x 32.5 cm), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. This portrait is a late work by Ambrosius Holbein, who died very young. Ambrosius was the elder brother of the renowned portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger.

 

 

Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98-1543), Sir Thomas More, 1527, oil on panel, 29 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches (74.9 x 60.3 cm), Frick Collection, NY.

 

 

Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicolas Kratzer (c. 1486-after 1550), 1528, oil on wood panel, 0.83 x 0.67 m, Louvre.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftHans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of a Member of the Wedigh Family, Probably Hermann Wedigh (died 1560), 1532, oil on wood panel, 16 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches (42.2 x 32.4 cm), with added strip of 1/2 inches (1.3 cm) at bottom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. (On the Met's page, you can enlarge any detail.)

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPieter Bruegel (Netherlandish, 1525?-1569), Artist and Connoisseur, 1565, pen and ink on paper, 25 x 22 cm, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna. See connoisseur and self-portrait.

 

 

Attributed to Dietrich Schro (German, known from 1545-1568), Ottheinrich, Count and Elector Palatine (1502-1559), Mainz, around 1556-1559, alabaster statuette, 0.155 x 0.155 x 0.16 m, Louvre.

 

 

Also see incunabulum and Renaissance.

 

 

 

 

 

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