This ebook conjures up the paintings of 15th- and sixteenth-century Northern Europe in all its richness and beauty. The works of Van Eyck, Bosch, Bruegel, Dürer, and different masters are thought of in the higher context of a altering society during which church and nation, Protestant and Catholic, guy and girl, artist and client, self sufficient mercantile urban and noble chivalric court docket all performed a component. Craig Harbison considers those and lots of different elements of the Renaissance global, drawing them jointly right into a unified narrative that illuminates the complexity and brilliance of the paintings and its occasions.
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