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In c1500 Italian influence flow toward the north and the artists of the north began to look at Italy for their inspiration Although Late Gothic art still remained alive it was greatly affected by the Reformation The first stylistic developments in the first half of the century took place in Germany the home of the Reformation Albrecht Durer 1471-1528 a famous German painter and printmaker was elevated the status of art in the North and gain international fame by his painting He traveled to Italy to seek instruction from Italian Renaissance artists and became an early and enthusiastic follower of Martin Luther Durers mature style was dominated by Italian ideals of monumentality and grandeur His latest painting The four apostles was painted on one-paired panels between c1523-26 It reveals his involvement with the new religious ideas of the Reformation The apostles are based on Protestant doctrine by putting John and Paul facing each other in the foreground with Peter and Mark in the background Each apostle represents one of the four temperaments and the cosmic quartets the seasons the elements the times of day and the ages of life Thus this painting shows a different and individual way of experiencing God In the Netherlands paintings continue to assimilate Italian art and replace the traditional religious subjects despite the religious and political strife when the Reformation began Jan Gossaert c1478-1532 a great Flemish painter was the first known artist who traveled to the south He was impressed by the Renaissance and antiquity when he went to Italy however his religious subjects were based on 15th century Netherlandish art His painting Danae shows the development of northern artists of making the classical mythological subject matter into traditional religious one In this painting the god transformed into a shower of gold when entering the chamber where Danae was confined by her father Danae is considered as modest as the Virgin in any Annunciation The blue robe that
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