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The paper describes the heavy use of symbolism in the Flemish style of art and discusses how these symbolic images tended to focus more on personalized and domestic subjects. The paper then shows how the art of Florence was more often focused on city politics, rather than the personal and domestic life of a patron, and was also lacking in symbolism.
From the Paper:"The period between the years 1300-1450 is often called a kind of proto-Renaissance, a transitional artistic and architectural period that existed between the Middle Ages and the High Renaissance. The differences between the Northern and Southern Renaissance styles and cultural attitudes are particularly manifest during this period. The Northern Renaissance in the Netherlands and other nearby nations had a more realistic style versus the more idealized style of the Southern Renaissance, and tended to focus more on personalized and domestic subjects than the classical and nationalistic art of the Southern Renaissance."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "David with the Head of Goliath." NGA. 2008. December 24, 2008.http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg4/gg4-1145.html
- "The Early Renaissance in Florence." NGA. 2008. December 24, 2008 http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg4/gg4-over1.html#jump
- Urton, Robin. Northern Renaissance Eye on Art. Art History Pages. 2008. December 24, 2008.http://www.eyeconart.net/history/Renaissance/northrenaiss.htm
Cite this Comparison Essay:
Northern Vs. Southern Renaissance Styles (2010, November 07) Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/northern-vs-southern-renaissance-styles-145404/
"Northern Vs. Southern Renaissance Styles" 07 November 2010. Web. 10 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/northern-vs-southern-renaissance-styles-145404/>