Gothic Art: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Stained Glass

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American Gothic is a 1930 painting by Grant Wood. It is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Grant DeVolson Wood. American Gothic. Painting (1930).

Gothic art refers to the artistic style that developed in Europe during the late Middle Ages, particularly during the 12th to 16th centuries.

It emerged primarily in France and then spread throughout Europe.

Neo-Gothic culture frequently has symbolic meanings with themes of darkness, occasionally incorporating elements associated with evil or satanic imagery.

These symbols often draw from a diverse array of cultural influences, including Germanic, Pagan, Christian, and Celtic traditions.

While some symbols may undergo slight modifications, the overarching motifs typically evoke connotations of death or malevolence.

Characteristics of Gothic art

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Perhaps the most iconic aspect of Gothic art is its architecture, seen in cathedrals, churches, and other religious buildings.

Gothic architecture is characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses, which allowed for taller and more spacious structures.

Notable examples include Notre-Dame de Paris, Chartres Cathedral, and the Cathedral of Cologne.


Central tympanum, a cathedral of Chartres, France.

Sculpture in the Gothic period often adorned the facades and interiors of churches and cathedrals.

Sculptures became more naturalistic compared to the earlier Romanesque style, with an emphasis on expressive figures and intricate detailing.


Simone Martini (1285–1344)



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