Creative task: The Long Life of Gothic Art

Module: “Social alienation – a timeless theme.

Many artists who lived in the later times were inspired by gothic art. In the 19th century we can observe a Gothic Revival – new building were made to resemble architectural wonders of 12th-15th century. Some artists who worked in 20th and 21st century were also fascinated by the gothic art.

  • Look below and see examples of gothic and neo-gothic art. Can you guess which were created in medieval times? You can check your answers with Google.

Saint-Denis Basilica

Made by Chabe01 – own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Reims Cathedral

CC BY-SA 3.0,

St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Ostend

By Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

CC BY-SA 3.0,

St. Joseph’s Church in Krakow

Made by Jakub Hałun – Own Work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Saint-Chapelle in Paris

By Didier B (Sam67fr) – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,

Polychromes (wall paintings) inside St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow

Made by Zygmunt Put – Own Work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

  • Watch an Oscar-nominated short animated movie ‘Cathedral’ by Tomasz Bagiński. Do you know any other examples od gothic inspirations in modern art or popculture?