Gothic Style/Late Middle Ages


Here we see the paradise scenes on a miniature from one of the most beautiful books ever made, called " Les trés riches heures du Duc de Berry", a prayer book of the French king's brother, originating from about 1400.

An enormous change in art has taken place. We see the so called "Beautiful -" or "Soft Style", a luxurious, refined fashion again, with a slim silhouette.

Uniquely the ideal of a beautiful female body was having a belly and looking pregnant!




8. Trés riches heures: Paradise

Praying book of the Duke of Berry:
Limburg Bros. ˜ 1440; Paris