More About Gothic Art

Gothic fiction had been a part of literature since early middle ages of men, and till now this genre has been vastly divided into more sub-genres.

More About Gothic Art

Gothic Art:

Gothic art was a style of Medieval art.It is a type of painting,architecture and sculpture that began in twelfth century in Paris.Gothic art spanned different art modalities, most notably starting with the development of churches and cathedrals, which became vehicles for many other art forms to develop. These other art forms included paintings, sculptures, stained glass windows, as well as illuminated scrolls, and many other minor arts.These are also known for soaring lines,crowd composition and busy details.

The Gothic style of architecture was strongly influenced by the Romanesque architecture which preceded it; by the growing population and wealth of European cities, and by the desire to express national glory.
Themes of Gothic Art:
Common themes and motifs of the Gothic include power, confinement, and isolation. The genre has led to the rise of pulp magazines in the early twentieth century, the modern horror genre, and most famously, the Southern Gothic--fiction.The original theme of gothic art was to bring sunshine in people's lives and specially in their religious practices.Moreover gothic art became dark as people liked the aesthetic scenarios of the times.
Shadows, long drawn elements, harsh contrasts, cold forms, and necessary at the time: black and white, produced the Dark Gothic effect. The effect of shadows on the set gives the dark element to the Gothic form and evoke the feelings of terror without actually showing something horrific.

Elements Of Gothic Art:
  1. Set in a haunted castle or house
  2. Maiden in distress
  3. A mysterious and suspenceful atmosphere
  4. Melodrama
  5. Creepy creatures or monsters such as hydes or  stigas
  6. Confused male protagonist
  7. Dry or awful weather and nightmares

Modern Gothic Art:

Nowadays gothic horror fiction has become a vast genre directing many movies and series.These series actually show the variety of art and script in the movie,and the audience become more curious about the final effects of the art.Netflix features a separate genre for this type and people usually prefer such series.

Haunting of hill house and Bly Manor:

These two series are my favourite series including this genre.They are full of suspence,mystery,creature fiction and dark violent effects that make the scenes more imposing.These are latest psychological thrillers that make the audience keen to reach the depth of the story.


This is an all time hit novel by Mary Shelley,later filmed by James whale.This is quite comprehensible about the subgenre of gothic art.It features mad scientist that tends to create a monster by sticking the organs of dead people.This is a gothic horror fiction.

Gothic art was introduced many centuries ago but it never banished,but it grew more and more and became a diverse genre.Some of the most famous Gothic novels in literature include Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and Bram Stoker's Dracula.