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How does the Northern Artistic Renaissance differ from the Italian Artistic Renaissance?
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Gothic Style architecture was continued from the Medieval Period

The Gothic style of the Northern Art Renaissance included arched windows, dark colored building with flying buttresses and stained glass. These buildings were vast and very tall, with multiple spires and towers. Changes in engineering occurred to support these vast structures.

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Gothic architecture saw a revival in Northern Europe during the Art Renaissance. Gothic architecture includes large spires and towers, stained glass windows, and flying buttresses. [1] Flying buttresses were large arched support beams used to help hold up the tall design of the Gothic buildings. [1] The pointed arches of Gothic architecture also helped relieve some of the pressure from the large buildings. [2] The interiors of Gothic style buildings were longer and more narrow than their Italian Renaissance counterparts. [3]The interior roofs and archways had ornate details and etching into the stone. The use of stone and the height of the buildings were meant to reach closer to the Heavens. [4] Gothic architecture was a testament to the advancement of architecture during the Northern Renaissance.[5] Support archways, buttresses, and vaulted ceilings supported these massive structures, which were often places of worship, to better reach the Heavens.

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