Late Romanesque - Styles and Influences
Late Romanesque, Gothic
In the flourishing towns often crowned by magnificent cathedrals, a middle class had begun to emerge and increase in power, communal life was becoming organized and crafts more diversified. In intellectual life the feeling for individualism and humanism, that was to reach its peak in the Renaissance, could already be felt. The workshops in the royal courts ceased to be the main influence on art and there were increasing numbers of independent workshops. The particularities of regional schools persisted and even became more evident.