Gothic Art History

1100 A.D. - 1500 A.D.

Main Ideas

Dates: 1100 A.D. - 1500 A.D.The term Gothic was coined by Italian writers of the Renaissance, who attributed the invention of medieval architecture to the Barbarian Gothic tribes that had destroyed the Roman Empire and its classical culture in the 5th century A.D.During the Gothic art period, many artists broke away from Byzantine and Romanesque art. The Gothic artists were founders of the movement towards greater realism. The most fundamental part of Gothic architecture is the pointed arch.Gothic art is credited to many buildings such as chapels and cathedrals.

Main People/Locations

Bendetto Antelami

Ferrer Bassa

Bonaventura Berlinghieri
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague

Tallinn Town Hall in Estonia

Examples of Art

By: Abby Ellison, Andrew Craver, Arron Turner, and Kayla Moore