Gothic style

Gothic art, divided into Early Gothic, from 1150 to 1250, High Gothic, from 1250 to 1375, and International Gothic, from 1375 to the first decades of the 15th century, is the connecting period between Romanesque and Renaissance art. The Gothic style influenced architecture, sculpture and the minor arts throughout Europe. In architecture, it was more widespread in France, with examples in Chartres and St Denis. With Gothic art, the weight of the Romanesque walls was distributed over the pillars and other load-bearing elements such as rampant arches and drainage arches. The most used vault was the cross vault, while the walls were covered with bright and colourful stained glass windows.