Medieval art was a subject that until recently, I knew really next to nothing. I might have been able to identify the style, but I couldn’t have told anyone the names of artists, let alone the names of any famous pieces of art. In the last couple of years, that’s changed. Through literature I’ve read and exposure to various medieval works of art, I’ve gained a newfound appreciation for the time period. This past weekend, I was at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and spent most of my time in the Medieval section. Below are a few images of works of medieval art that caught my eye. On most of them, I’ve named the particular artist that created the work. The ones that have no name are because the artist is unknown. I love this art, and though the artists of the Renaissance period improved artistic technique in all areas, still, there’s something about the art of the Middle Ages that speaks much more strongly to me.