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Italian vs. Northern Renaissance


Italian Renaissance

Northern Renaissance

Subject matter:

Classical mythology, religious scenes. Domestic interiors, portraits, religious scenes.


Symmetrical, balanced, good sense of mass, linear perspective. Attention to surface detail, naturalism.

Known for:

Figures with mass and volume, knowledge of underlying anatomy. Minute surface detail.


Fresco, tempera, oil. Oil on panel.


Michelangelo, Creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Jan van Eyck, Arnolfini Wedding Portrait.

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