Painting from 1200 to 1500 is a mirror of its time, marked by deep religiousness as well as progressive tendencies, by economic prosperity such as devastating wars and epidemics. A religious perspective is joined by secular themes and motives and efforts to achieve a realistic way of representation. These developments take place in book illumination, which is accessible to rather few people, as well as in the public mediumof frescoes and, since around 1300, also in panel paintings. With around 500 works album gives an overview of the visual art of the time.
Album Gothic 1200-1500 prezentuje niezwykłą różnorodność sztuki średniowiecznej. Iluminacje, sztuka angielska, włoska francuska, włoska, gotyk we Florencji i w Niderlandach, freski krajów alpejskich, to tylko niektóre z tematów przedstawionych w na ponad 500 stronach.