Middle Ages paintings

Middle Ages paintings

Painting in the Middle Ages developed in the 5th century and ended in the 15th century.

Painting in the Middle Ages was mainly religious. It was used to spread Christianity and its idioms and to educate those who could neither read nor write. At that time, art was not only admired on canvas in castles, but also in churches, which were covered from top to bottom with works of art. From an aesthetic point of view, the colours were very bright to contrast with the gloomy surroundings. These ornamental tapestries were also intended to warm up interiors.


Medieval painting was not just the work of anonymous artists. Artists such as Giotto and Cimabue produced works that were instantly recognisable. Let yourself be seduced by the dazzling gold of Cimabue's fine art reproduction of "The Virgin and Child" or Giotto's "Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata". But those who prefer French painting will be delighted by "La Pietà Villeneuve les Avignons", a masterpiece of the Provençal school by Enguerrand Quarton.

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