Thanks for the quick delivery and love the drafting table, chair and stand for my art work. The quality is excellent and will continue to use your service as I move forward.

David Castle Rock, CO

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods
Gothic Art

Gothic architecture is characterized by its use of ribbed vaults, the pointed arch, and tall windows that flood the space with light. The new Gothic style was born in the cathedral of Saint Denis. Instead of piling rock buttresses to support the weight of the building as architects of Romanesque churches had done, the designers of Saint Denis created a system of pointed arches, which bore the weight of skeletal ribs in a downward fashion, instead of outward. These arches were in turn supported by magnificent flying buttresses on the outer edges of the building. These remarkable new systems left the walls free from bearing the weight of the roofs, and therefore could be used for decoration. Great walls of colored glass were placed in Gothic cathedrals, likening the experience of worshipping in a cathedral to being close to God. In Italy, Gothic painters Cimabue, Duccio and Giotto were developing a new style of image based on the influence of Byzantine art. Giotto’s work included Romanesque architectural elements, the use of gold, and a commitment to drawing accurately from life. Giotto demonstrated a great spark which was to turn into the flame of the Renaissance.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

From $15.96

101 More Mixed Media Techniques

by Walter Foster

Explore a diverse array of mixed media art techniques.

Up to 65% Off

From $19.99

Acrylic Expressions

by North Light

Painting authentic themes & creating your visual vocabulary.

Up to 58% Off

XL Newsprint Pads

by Canson

100% recycled newsprint that's great for sketching

At Least 39 % Off

Big Brush Watercolor Palette

by Sterling Edwards

22 wells for both mixing and storing color mixes

Up to 40% Off

Lacquered Handle Hake Brushes

by Yasutomo

A beautiful addition to any artist's tool kit
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Nov 28)
 

Craft-tastic Paper Bowl Kit

by Ann Williams Group

Great colorful bowls for your room

  Craft-tastic Paper Bowl Kit

 
List: $18.89
 
Non-Member: $13.99
26% OFF
 
VIP Member: $12.09
36% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

It's so pretty. I'm using it on a valance for a bedroom window and in my art journal. It would be great for a little girls room as a strip around the ceiling or for many things.
- Carol Mitchell in SC
Metal D-clamp for swivel lamps or other type of swivel arms. Much better than the plastic one. More secure and sturdier. Changed all three of my lamp bases. I use swivel arms for my workbench multi-meters (much heavier than a lamp). Happy with my purchases.Highly recommended.
- Michael D in P.Q. Canada.
This is the best product for cleaning your technical pens. I also use it for cleaning my Waterman Fountain pens, and it works great!
- Professor in Somerset, NJ

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...