Scholar in Study from the Ship of Fools

Scholar in Study from the Ship of Fools

Artist Sebastian Brant

Date 1494

Movement Northern Renaissance

Medium Engraving

 

Intellectuals utilized the printing press to spread their commentaries about society, as Sebastian Brant does here. Here, a fool in his study opts to clean his books, rather than read them. Artists began to rely more upon hatching and less upon coloring to convey perspective, depth and shadow as the form matured.