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Gothic Art

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Medieval Gothic Art - Advances of Art in Medieval Times
The Medieval period of the late Middle Ages saw the emergence of Gothic Art and great advances in art techniques in Medieval Times. During this period artists broke away from the influences of the Byzantine Art and Romanesque art styles. Gothic art was a Medieval art movement that lasted about two hundred years of the 12th and 14th centuries.

By the late 14th century Gothic art had evolved towards a more secular and natural style known as International Gothic. The Gothic artists and painters were founders of the movement towards greater realism which culminated in the Renaissance art style.

Medieval Gothic Art - Changes in art style
Gothic art saw changes which included:

  • Brighter colors

  • Move towards realism

  • The development of perspective and proportion in Gothic art

  • The use of shadows and light

  • New ideals of naturalism

  • Creation of a sense of pictorial space

  • The use of symmetry in Gothic art

  • Changes in subject matter including the depiction of animals and mythological scenes

Medieval Gothic Art
Examples of Medieval Gothic art styles appeared in:

  • Sculptures

  • Metal work in the form of bronze art

  • Gothic art in the form of stained glass windows

  • Panel painting

  • Fresco

  • Illuminated manuscripts

  • Tapestries and embroidered vestments

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