Gothic/ Medieval

Main ideas

Time period?

Gothic- 1375-1450

Medieval- Between A.D. 500 - 1500


What was the art like?

-In the Medieval times the colors were somewhat muted. There was lots of religious art in the form of manuscripts, mosaics and fresco paintings in churches. Also tapestries.


-Gothic art included brighter, vivid colors, sculptures, stained glass windows, manuscript, metal works, panel paintings, the use of shadows and light, move towards realism, symmetry, perspective and proportion and changes of subject matter.

People and Locations?

Medieval art took place in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.


Gothic art took place in France, Italy and Northern Europe.


Giotto (1266 - 1337) (medieval)

Donatello (1386 - 1466) (medieval)

Lorenzo Ghiberti (1380 - 1445) (medieval)

Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290 - 1348) (gothic)

Giusto de' Menabua' (1320 - 1391) (gothic)

Carlo Crivelli (1435 - 1495) (gothic)

Facts about the Gothic/ Medieval time period

- the Medieval time period was also called the Dark Ages, the Medieval Era and the Middle Ages

-During the Gothic period, slavery was abolished in Iceland

-In 700 A.D. (Medieval), gunpowder was invented in China