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Limbourg Brothers, Febuary, the very rich hours


1. Painting of a middleclass wealthy feudal farm with many sheep, wood ,grain, honey and a warm farm house.

2. Made for the duke as a calendar in the back of the bible for remembering the positive things about  months of the year, about things and ownership in his realm

3. pictures a small prosperous farm in the kings ownership

gives the rich a feeling that all is good with the people.


Robert Campin, The merode alterpiece


1.Painting of the votive owners, mary, mother of Jesus, and Joseph in a triptic three paintings

2. Made for the owner, patrons for their own shrine in their home.

3. The owners show their faith by having this example in their home of religous symbols of faith , purity and disipline with modern day conviences. symbolic female references of purity , chastisy


Van der Weyden, Portrait of a lady

1460, Early Northern Renaissance

1.Painting of an ideal woman with formal attire

2.Made for a patron or on display to show quality of artists work

3. This painting depicted a classical woman with long neck,

eyes focused downward awith folded hands in a submissive position, long forhead, large eyes



Jan van eyck, Arnolfini wedding portrait

1434 early norhtern renaissance

1.Painting of a couple on their wedding day exchanging vows, Italian merchant and his new wife

2.Made for the italian merchant to honor his home

3. Depicks his home and wife in honorary moment with social recognition of their place in the community.

Showed examples of his wealth in brass lamps rugs and clothing of wools


Van der weyden, The deposition

1435 early Norther renaissance

1. Painting of Jesus being removed from the cross to be placed in burial tomb

2. Made for the church to depict the bible story of the crucifixtion and resuerection of christ.

3. The realism and naturalism made the painting real to the viewer. gave the emotions and feelings of the event in the bible. The were symbols of the present in the clothing of wool and dress that made it conte,porsary to those who viewed it.



Holbein, The french Ambassadors

1533 Late northern renaissance

1.Painting of two men, a french ambassador and a bishop above items that represented the seven liberal arts

2. It was made for the french court

3. It showed to the world about the the seven liberal arts

The age of enlightenment, humanism and classical studies of the sciences


Lucas Cranach, Spring Nymph


1. A painting of a female woman characterized as a mystical Nymph

2. Made for a wealthy patron, commission work, wittenburg on danube

3. Decorative depiction of Female classical form for viewing by patron


Bosch, the haywain,

1485 Late Northern Renaissance

1. A triptic painting of biblical nature depicting adam and eve, the destructive fleashly influences of man and the damnation of hell in afterlife

2. Man for the church or patron to depict a lesson of mans self destructive behavior in evil pleasures.

3. It symbolizes mans downfall from eve, mans lusts for the material world envy, strife, adultry, homsexuality, glutony and other sins. The last depiction shows the destruction of man in hell and his judgement to pergatory


Bosch, the garden of earlthy delights

1510 late northern renaissance

1.painting is a triptic, three themes, adam and eve after the eating of the apple in the garden of eden, the pleasures of the world in free living with no disipline and judgemet at death in hell

2. Made for the church or private collector

2. Tells the story of adam and eve, shows men enjoying their life naked and free from disipline, show hell and eternal punishment


Bruegel, return of the hunters


1. Painting of the town and buildings where hunters are returning to.

2. Made for a private patron

3. It depicts the return of hunters to their home after a hunt. Warm and pleasant and positive place of peace and harmony, A safe harbor


Grunewald, Isemheim alterpiece, closed

1510 later northern renaissance

1. A painting of Jesus christ , the crucifiction

2. man for the church

3.Reminds the congregation of the sacrifise of the son of god, or lamb of god in realistic detail

That christ died for our sins


Durer, the four horseman of the apocalopse

1497 later northern Renaissance

1. The print of the four horseman of the apocolapse

2. made for common people of the community for their homes

3.Reminds them from the book of revelation the judgement of God and the death of mankind

The power of god over evil


Durer, the four apostles


The painting of four apostles

john, peter, mark and paul


Durer, Adam andEve


Nude adam and eve in the garden of eden before the eating of the apple

2. Made for rudolph II of prague

3.For his personal enjoyment of classical nudes in the context of biblical teaching

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