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The Gothic Period

Text presented in the form of images, in order to avoid copying. Gothic may refer to: Gothic – life style and culture. Gothic – musical sequence, the rock sequence. Gothic – film, which was shot in 1986. Gothic- computer game series. You can find an extensive article in Wikipedia: Gothic art, a Medieval art movement Gothic architecture Gothic Revival architecture (Neo-Gothic)  

Gothic painting

The term “Gothic painting” usually means the church painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, with its characteristic flat perspective, bright colors, use of gold leaf, and the typical religious subject matter (divine figures are often shown sporting a flat gold circle around their heads, for example). Eighteenth-century Gothic painting could either imitate this style (especially in the medium of stained glass) or choose as subject matter a Gothic building  [ Read More ]

Gothic Art

Painting in a style that can be called “Gothic” did not appear until about 1200, or nearly 50 years after the start of Gothic architecture and sculpture. The transition from Romanesque to Gothic is very imprecise and not at all a clear break, and Gothic ornamental detailing is often introduced before much change is seen in the style of figures or compositions themselves. Then figures become more animated in pose  [ Read More ]

International Gothic Style

By the end of the 14th century, the fusion of Italian and Northern European art had led to the development of an International Gothic style. For the next quarter of a century, leading artists travelled from Italy to France, and vice versa, and all over Europe. As a consequence, ideas spread and merged, until eventually painters in this International Gothic style could be found in France, Italy, England, Germany, Austria  [ Read More ]

Gothic Painting (1280-1515)

The Gothic style began with the architecture of the 12th century, at the height of the Middle Ages, when Europe was putting the memory of the “Dark Ages” behind it and moving into a radiant new era of prosperity and confidence. At the same time, Christianity was entering a new and triumphant phase of its history, and so the age of chivalry was also the time of the building of  [ Read More ]

Late Gothic Painting

Gerard David, Hieronymus Bosch, and Matthias Grünewald were all early 16th-century artists and contemporaries of the other Northern artists Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Hans Holbein. However, the paintings of the former artists maintain connections with the Gothic tradition, while the latter were strongly influenced by the Italian Renaissance. Thus the two strands of Gothic and Renaissance art coexisted in Northern Europe in the first half of the 16th century.  [ Read More ]

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