Medieval art refers to the artistic styles and traditions that developed in Europe during the Middle Ages, which spanned from the 5th to the 15th centuries. Medieval art was largely religious in nature and was created for churches, monasteries, and other religious institutions. It included a wide range of media, including illuminated manuscripts, stained glass windows, frescoes, sculptures, and metalwork.
Medieval art was characterized by its focus on religious themes and its use of symbolic and allegorical imagery. It was often highly stylized and used a limited palette of colors, with gold and bright blues and reds being especially popular. Many medieval artworks were highly detailed and finely crafted, and were created by skilled artisans and craftsmen.
Medieval art was also influenced by the artistic styles of the cultures that surrounded Europe, including the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire, as well as by the emergence of new artistic styles such as Gothic art.