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Massive works of architecture were constructed during this period, which later were judged to resemble ancient Roman buildings - hence this period in art history was dubbed "Romanesque".
| The Gothic period was in many respects the Age of the Cathedral - during this time, the most magnificent cathedrals were constructed, each reflecting the glory and power of the Christian Church. Some famous structures built during this era were Chartres Cathedral
and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris
| Definitions of the terms, techniques, and miscellaneous jargon used in describing medieval art are available in the Art Speak section - think of it as your personal art history guide!
| This section features recommended books devoted to art and art appreciation, artists, and art history. It also includes reviews of selected art books.