A. Renaissance thinkers combined classical learning with religious thinking.
B. Major artists appeared in parts of Germany, France, and Belgium.
IV. What did Northern European artists paint?
A. Northern European artists showed their own lives and times in realistic ways.
B. They often painted lifelike portraits and scenes of peasant life.
C. Dürer painted religious subjects and realistic landscapes.
Holbein, Van Eyck, and Bruegel painted lifelike portraits and scenes of peasant life.
V. What did northern writers write?
A. Writers of the northern Renaissance combined humanism with a deep Christian faith. They urged reforms in the Church.
B. They also wanted society to be fairer.