First briefly explain what primarily distinguishes Renaissance art in general from the prior Medieval period. Then, trace the evolution and development of art through the periods of the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance. Compare and contrast the work of an Italian Renaissance artist with a work done by a northern European Renaissance artist. Include a discussion of the different concerns and heritages of the Italian and Northern Renaissance artists and how these resulted in different characteristics in the art work of each region. Please use specific examples of art in your response.
This solution provides an overview of traits from Renaissance Art: its distinguishment from the Medieval period, as well as its evolution. Includes examples from the Italian Renaissance and European Renaissance.