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Term applied to a style of architecture and the decorative arts inspired by the Gothic architecture of medieval Europe. It has been particularly widely applied to churches but has also been used to describe castellated mansions, collegiate buildings, and houses. The Gothic Revival has also been described by many scholars as a movement, rather than style, for in the mid-19th century it was associated with and propagated by religious and political faith. From a hesitant start in the mid-18th century in England and Scotland, in the 19th century it became one of the principal styles of building throughout the world and continued in some huge projects until well into the 20th century (e.g. ...


French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1510, in Lacapelle-Biron; died c. 1589, in Paris.

Painter, glass painter, potter.

Bernard Palissy's artistic leanings were evident from his beginnings as a painter on glass in and around his native Lacapelle-Biron. At the age of 21, he left for an eight-year trip which took him initially to the Pyrenées (where he lived and worked for a time in Tarbes), then throughout France, Switzerland, southern Germany and the Low Countries....


Italian, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Glass painter, potter.

Benedetto Ubriachi was the son of Baldassare Ubriachi. He studied in Venice.