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Protestant reforms of the 16th century included an attitude toward religious images that ranged from wariness to outright hostility. the walls of protestant churches were bare: "the kingdom of god is a kingdom of hearing, not of seeing," said martin luther. one result was that northern renaissance artists turned increasingly to the everyday world around them for subject matter and one of the most fruitful subjects they began to explore was landscape as seen in ________________________.

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The Northern Renaissance artists began to explore landscapes as seen from the Greco-Roman paintings. The whole point of Renaissance is to bring back the classics of Greece and Rome. Artists, including the famous Michaelangelo and Raphael were influenced by the humanism elements of the surviving classical artworks of the ancient era.

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