I have been ordering from you for about a year. I am extremely pleased with your services. I am hooked on the VIP membership and the fantastic prices. Thanks.

Pam Albuquerque, NM

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods

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…

Up to 65% Off

Premier Highlight & Shading Set

by Prismacolor

The industry standard colored pencils!

From $0.60

From $6.19

Up to 58% Off

From $19.99

The Art of Creative Watercolor

by North Light

Inspiration & techniques for imaginative drawing & painting.

From $1.70

Short Colored Pencils

by Crayola

Bold colors, strong lead.

Latest Product Reviews

Masterpiece is absolutely fantastically prepared canvas! The surface is smoother than Fredricks Red Label, but not quite as smooth as their Blue label...right in between for a surface that can be used for detailed work effectively! The canvas support is incredible!They are very well made, and perfectly aligned, supported, and taut...just the way I like it! Big thumbs up for this brand of canvas!
- Jeanne in Eldora, Iowa
Great product and excellent customer service.
- Pam Griner in Aberdeen, NC
Excellent engineering on this combination of trimmer and score board. Folds in half for portability for workshops and retreats. I'd give it FIVE stars if i could easily find the refill blades. Newly released version of trim/score uses a different blade and that is all i've been able to find. i keep sharpening the blade with aluminum foil.
- sharon s in NRH TX

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...
Please wait...