Romanesque. This art, which was primarily of and for the Christian church, flourished in Europe during the period between the 10th and the 12th century. It received its name because it adopted Roman techniques and motifs. In paint, Romanesque showed some Byzantine influence. Romanesque was the first style to become dominant throughout all Europe, and was immediately followed by Gothic style.

"Pantocrator" (circa 1123)

Related Terms: Gothic, Byzantine, Painting Art Styles and Schools.

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