Gothic art: c. 1144 – 1300s

No, we’re not talking about the dark subculture we know as Goth! We’re talking about the style of art and architecture In Europe from the 1100s to the beginnings of the Renaissance at about 1400.

convent tomar
Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar came to symbolize the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations.

Convent of Christ, Tomar

Above the entrance to Amiens, animated figures and flowing drapery attest to the increasing naturalism of Gothic sculpture in the 13th century.

Amiens Cathedral