Northern Renaissance

The Northern Renaissance, occurring in the 15th and 16th centuries, was a cultural movement in Northern Europe that emphasized detailed realism and religious themes in art. Artists like Jan van Eyck and Albrecht Dürer mastered oil painting techniques, creating intricate works with lifelike textures and depth. This period marked a fusion of Gothic traditions with Renaissance humanism, focusing on the natural world, daily life, and the individual’s spiritual experience.