Van Eyck's Influence On The Renaissance

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The Renaissance was a period of time in which northern Europe went though many changes as well as a significant rebirth due to the development of technology, art, writing, and more. The works created by Erasmus, van Eyck, More, and Shakespeare influenced the people of Europe and inspired many to develop new forms of writing and art with different subjects and meaning. Each individual managed to create a movement that allowed people to express themselves through painting or writing based on the subjects that they focused on in their own work. Common theme expressed in their works were greed and hatred, but each of them also told the story of a person’s life and put the subject in the “center of the stage.” However, the Renaissance in northern…show more content…
Jan van Eyck, another contributor to the Renaissance, focused mainly on oil painting and creating pieces of art that were more realistic and 3D. Jan van Eyck used new techniques to represent the life of the subjects that he created in his paintings. Lastly, William Shakespeare significantly influenced English language by introducing many new phrases and vocabulary words through his writing. He wrote stories and plays that focused on greed and hatred, but also told the complete story of someone’s life as if they were telling it themselves in the center of the stage. This was a common theme of authors and artists during the Renaissance and has influenced the pieces of art and writing that are being created…show more content…
All of these unique developments shaped Italy and northern Europe into a distinct society with new ideas, forms of writing, and pieces of
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