476 - 1400 A.D.


The Byzantine embrace of Christianity as a central theme, was matched in Europe as medieval artists brought a different flair to religious subjects.

Moving in parallel with the path blazed by Byzantine Art, the art of Europe also took a Christian turn. Using similar flat forms seen in Byzantine Art, medieval artists brought a more European flair to biblical themes. Although viewed as a rather undynamic time in art history, medieval artists brought us a variety of new art forms, including stained glass, tapestry and illuminated manuscripts, where decorative elements surround written texts.