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Gothic

  • Alcázar fortress in Segovia © Turespaña

    Alcázar fortress in Segovia © Turespaña

  • Burgos cathedral - interior

    Burgos cathedral - interior

  • The Descent from the Cross, Roger van der Weyden © Madrid, Prado Museum

    The Descent from the Cross, Roger van der Weyden © Madrid, Prado Museum

  • Majorca cathedral © Turespaña

    Majorca cathedral © Turespaña

  • Stained-glass windows in Toledo cathedral © Turespaña

    Stained-glass windows in Toledo cathedral © Turespaña

  • Tomb of the young knight, Sigüenza cathedral © Turespaña

    Tomb of the young knight, Sigüenza cathedral © Turespaña

  
  


" Europe enters a long period of economic and political expansion. The arts reflect and magnify that prosperity."

During the lower Middle Ages, between the 12th and 15th centuries, European society underwent a slow but solid transformation. The wealth provided by trade gave rise to an embryonic mercantile bourgeoisie which would make the city the centre of the social and political life of the time. In addition, the improvement in building techniques enabled craftsmen to move beyond the modest half point art of the Romanesque in favour of the stylised pointed or ogival arches of the Romanesque. Both elements would come together to endow the Europe and Spain of those centuries with a range of buildings, churches and cathedrals which were soared ever higher and became ever more complex. In painting and sculpture, the search for naturalism, for a more lifelike depiction of figures, was the most significant feature of this new Gothic art.

  

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