Every age projects its own image in its arts. The Northern Renaissance lasted from around 1450-1600 and brought many advancements to artistic styles and techniques. Northern artists showed great detail in their work and also showed great realism as well. 

This painting shows that Durer studied nature and also had great realism in pieces of art. You can see the individual feathers and even some fray out to the side. You can also see the bone where each of the feathers come off of.
This painting have both perspective and also very detailed. You can see that he even put weeds that sprout up from the cracks of the ground. You can also see the roads winding up the mountain in the background.
This painting of an area of grass like all of Durers paintings shows great realism. Most of the plants on this painting can even be identified. You can also see the reflection of the plant leaves on the surface of the water.
This engraving shows perspective and great shadowing and detail. You can see both the muscles of the horse and the shadows that the muscles give off. This engraving shows that Durer put a great amount of time studying animals and nature.
This painting by Jan van Eyck shows perspective, shadowing and detail. In the background you can see that Eyck has managed to put very small details like a boat and people walking into the castle into a space about the size of a postage stamp. This painting also shows Eycks skill in shadows especially in the draping of the two mens robes
In this painting you can see that Eyck used perspective and some shiny and bright colors especially in the jewelry. He also added in the shadows of the draping dresses and the small writing in the book.
Using perspective and great detail, Eyck was able to make this painting very realistic. The drapery and the reflection in the mirror in the background are just some of the little details that make a great difference in this painting.
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