Gothic 1280-1510 BACK

The Gothic style began in the 12th century when Europe was putting the memory of the Dark Ages behind it and moving into a new era of prosperity and confidence. This era spanned more than two hundred years, starting in Italy and then spreading to the rest of Europe. The term "Gothic" denotes a period of time rather than describing a set of recognizable characteristics of the style. Early in the period, art was produced chiefly for religious purposes, mainly to use as teaching aids to make Christianity visible to illiterate populations. Near the end of this era some artists resisted the Renaissance influences and kept to the Gothic traditions. As a result the Gothic era overlaps the Italian and Northern Renaissance periods.

Duccio di Buoninsegna 1260-1319

Giotto di Bondone 1266-1337

Hieronymus Bosch 1450-1516

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