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Are the above images of a sculpture or a painting?
How many tricks does van Eyck use to make these figures look like
See if you can see 4 things he has done.
The Renaissance lasted from roughly 1400 to 1600 A.D.
It was desirable to be 'cultured' or educated as an increase in wealth and access to books led to a structured education system and the spreading of new ideas. A new social class known as the bourgeoisie emerged and affairs related to business, commerce, and manufacturing were of great importance. The invention of the moveable type printing press (1455) was crucial in the spreading of these new ideas. The exchange of ideas grew rapidly enabling people to read the works of others and begin where they left off instead of starting all over again.
During the Renaissance a new class of society emerged, the merchant. Artists had new patrons and subject matter moved from solely religious themes to portraiture and mythology.
Early Renaissance 1420-1500