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Sixteenth-Century Art of Northern Europe & Spain - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The art of sixteenth-century northern Europe and Spain had distinctive characteristics that separated it from the artwork of other eras and locales. Throughout this chapter, we'll examine these characteristics, as well as noteworthy examples and the influences that shaped art during this time. These lessons will also teach you how to spot differences among distinguished artists' works by examining their features. Remember to ask an instructor if you have any questions, and take the quizzes to gauge your understanding of the materials. This chapter is designed to teach you:
- Famous 16th century works of northern Europe & Spain
- The relationship between art and religion in 16th century Europe
- Processes involved in 16th century artwork
- The myth of the mad artist
- Comparisons of Renaissance art to other genres
|Trends in High Renaissance Mannerism||Identify significant trends in High Renaissance Mannerism.|
|16th-Century Art of Northern Europe & Spain: Characteristics, Techniques & Famous Works||Discover formal techniques and famous examples of 16th-century northern European and Spanish art.|
|Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists||Examine the ways in which art shaped and defined the Protestant Reformation.|
|16th-Century Spanish Art & the Catholic Counter-Reformation||Take a look at how the Spanish art of this period represents the Catholic Counter-Reformation.|
|The Role of Patrons in 16th-Century Art & Architecture||See how patrons supported art and architecture throughout the 16th century.|
|Comparing Mannerist and Renaissance Art||Identify differences between Mannerist and Renaissance styles, especially in sculpture.|
|The Role of the Proverb in 16th Century Art: Erasmus & Bruegel||Analyze the role of the proverb and learn about Erasmus and Bruegel.|
|Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights||Explore the characteristics of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights.|
|Iconography of Pieter Bruegel the Elder||Examine the connotations associated with Bruegel's iconography.|
|Prints in Northern Europe: History, Processes & Functions||Study the history of prints in Northern Europe, as well as their functions and the processes involved.|
|The Origins of the Myth and the Mad Artist||Discover the myth of the mad artist and how it originated.|
|The Isenheim Altarpiece: Iconography, Function & Context||Analyze the Isenheim Altarpiece in terms of iconography, function, and context.|
|Comparing Northern 16th-Century and High Renaissance Painting||Explore differences among Northern 16th-century and High Renaissance painting and discover examples.|
1. Trends in High Renaissance Mannerism
In this lesson, you will explore Mannerist art and architecture and discover how this style reacted to the formality of the High Renaissance. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. 16th-Century Art of Northern Europe & Spain: Characteristics, Techniques & Famous Works
In this lesson, you will explore the artwork of both Northern Europe and Spain as they entered the 16th century. You can then test your knowledge with a short quiz.
3. Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists
The Protestant Reformation introduced some pretty substantial changes into European society. In this lesson, we'll be talking about some of the impacts it had on the art of Northern Europe.
4. 16th-Century Spanish Art & the Catholic Counter-Reformation
How did Spain become the center of the Catholic faith and how is this related to art? Find out as you explore the dynamic 16th century and test your understanding with a brief quiz in this lesson.
5. The Role of Patrons in 16th-Century Art & Architecture
In this lesson, we'll examine the influence of art patrons across Europe in the 16th century. We'll discover how they helped develop a lasting culture of art during this time.
6. Comparing Mannerist and Renaissance Art
In this lesson, you will compare two different styles of art that shared the 16th century: Renaissance and Mannerism. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. The Role of the Proverb in 16th Century Art: Erasmus & Bruegel
In this lesson, you will explore the history of proverbs in Western culture and discover how they influenced art of the 16th century. We will be looking closely at Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
8. Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
In this lesson, you will explore a complex and intricate painting by Hieronymus Bosch and examine the world of 16th-century religious painting. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
9. Iconography of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
In this lesson, you will explore the style and symbols used by the Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder. We'll investigate some of the hidden symbols found in his landscapes and daily life scenes.
10. Prints in Northern Europe: History, Processes & Functions
In this lesson, you will explore the history of printmaking as an art form in Northern Europe and discover how this influenced Northern European art. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
11. The Origins of the Myth of the Mad Artist
In this lesson, you will explore the myth of the mad artist. We'll also discover how this stereotype about creative genius came to be. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
12. The Isenheim Altarpiece: Iconography, Function & Context
In this lesson, you will explore the iconography and design of the Isenheim Altarpiece. You will discover how it was tailored to meet the needs of its monastery.
13. Comparing Northern 16th-Century and High Renaissance Painting
What was the difference between art of Northern Europe and the High Renaissance in the 16th century? Discover the techniques, styles, and goals of each artistic movement, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the Art 101: Art of the Western World course
- The Art of Ancient Egypt
- The Art of the Ancient Near East
- The Art of Ancient Greece
- The Art of Ancient Rome
- Early Christian Art
- Byzantine Art
- The Art of Early Medieval Europe
- Romanesque Art
- Gothic Art
- Fifteenth-Century Italian Art
- Fifteenth-Century Art of Northern Europe & Spain
- Sixteenth-Century Italian Art
- Baroque Art
- Rococo Art
- Neoclassical Art
- Romanticism in Art
- Realism in Art
- Impressionist Art
- Post-Impressionist Art
- Art of the Early Twentieth Century
- Postwar to Postmodern Art
- Contemporary Art