Gothic art was a medieval art society that developed in France out of Romanesque art in the mid-12th century, led by the concurrent development of Gothic architecture. It spread to all of Western Europe, but took over art more completely north of the Alps, never quite effacing more classical styles in Italy. In many areas, especially Germany, Late Gothic art continued well into the 16th century, before being subsumed into Renaissance art. The earliest Gothic art was monumental sculpture, on the walls of Cathedrals and abbeys. Christian art was often typological in nature showing the stories of the New Testament and the Old Testament side by side. Saints’ lives were often depicted. Images of the Virgin Mary changed from the Byzantine iconic form to a more human and affectionate mother, cuddling her infant, swaying from her hip, and showing the refined manners of a well-born aristocratic courtly lady. Gorgeous body art is now are preside ting in gothic style. This sort of thing takes days to prepare, hours to draw and take a lot of skill and dedication to make. Enjoy.
30 Inspiring Photos Of Gothic Body Art
October 14th, 2011 Emily
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