BBC - Northern Renaissance (2005) 1/3 The Supreme Art
In this three-part series, art historian Joseph Leo Koerner argues that the Renaissance in Northern Europe - more so than its Italian counterpart - laid the foundations of modern art.
Part 1: The Supreme Art
In the early 15th century, the remarkable oil paintings of Flemish artist Jan van Eyck transformed a lowly craft into the supreme art and began an image revolution that would change art forever. His work launched an artistic renaissance in Northern Europe that rivals the achievements of his Italian contemporaries and remains uncannily relevant to us today.
Part 2: The Birth of the Artist
German painter Albrecht D?rer harnessed the new medium of printing to become the first world famous artist. A pioneer in many mediums, D?rer was obsessed with how the public and posterity would view him.
Part 3: Image Wars
The bizarre images of the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch, the destruction of works at the hands of Protestant iconoclasts and the birth of secular art with the first artist of the modern age, Pieter Bruegel.
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