Old Icons, 6th-12th c,
Gothic Painting, 13th-14th c
Gothic religious art, both early and mature, is distinguished by lively colour and abstract treatment of figures, flat shadowless presentation and a blue or gold background symbolizing the presence of God. In late Gothic a realistic representation of space and landscape began to appeare and gradually replaced "reversal perspective". In Catalonia (The Vera Icom) the influence of Siena International Gothic was mixed with a local feeling for expressiveness.