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The Well of Moses by Claus Sluter – Top 8 Facts

One of the greatest sculptural achievements of the late Middle Ages can be found in a city that was once the Burgundian capital in modern-day France. The Well of Moses is an incredible Gothic artwork that is unique in many ways. It’s incomplete today but it provides great insight into how the transition between the …

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Top 8 Stunning Leuven Town Hall Facts

Many of the most famous Gothic cathedrals in the world are the most impressive structures ever built. Not every Gothic building is a stunning church, though. The city hall of this city just east of Brussels is arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in Belgium. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at …

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Rucellai Madonna by Duccio – Top 8 Facts

One of the ultimate treasures of Gothic art has a history that goes back to the late 13th century. It depicts a traditional Christian scene during the Middle Ages and was completed by one of the most renowned Gothic artists in history. In this article, you’ll discover some of the most interesting facts about the …

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Madonna Enthroned by Giotto di Bondone – Top 8 Facts

The early 14th century was an exciting time in the history of art and culture in Europe in general. A sense of naturalism emerged that revived the ideals of Classical antiquity. Many Gothic artworks produced during this era already showed signs of this transformation that would develop into the Renaissance, including the one described in …

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Top 10 Famous Gothic Artworks

The transition between the Dark Ages and the Romanesque era happened around 1000 A.D. Romanesque Artworks were produced all around Europe during this phase of the Middle Ages. The exact moment that the transition between Romanesque art and Gothic art happened remains a bit obscure. Gothic art emerged in northern France in the 12th century. …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about Ely Cathedral

An immense Gothic cathedral dominates the landscape in a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, a county in the East of England. The current building in Ely combines Gothic with the earlier Romanesque architecture and provides some unique architectural highlights. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about Ely Cathedral, one of …

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Top 8 Interesting Facts about St. Mary’s Church (Stralsund)

The main idea of building a Gothic cathedral during the Middle Ages was to build it as high as possible. Arches and spires that point toward the sky above were the defining characteristics of this medieval style that evolved from Romanesque architecture. This makes it no surprise that several of these monumental buildings once topped …

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Top 12 Famous Gothic Revival Buildings

The predominant architectural style during the Middle Ages in Europe was Gothic architecture. This style evolved from Romanesque architecture which was popular from the Early Middle Ages around the 6th century to the 11th century. It originated in northern France where numerous Gothic cathedrals were constructed during this period in history. Gothic architects introduced the …

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