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Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

The history of the Cathedral

The term “Gothic” (from the name of the Germanic tribe is ready) emerged in the Renaissance. Gothic called any art which did not conform to classical antiquity forms. In art history it is customary to distinguish early, Mature (high) and late(“flamboyant”) Gothic.

Among the cathedrals of early Gothic architecture the most majestic and, of course, the famous Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral). The construction of the Cathedral on île de La Cité was begun in the XII century on the initiative of the Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully. and lasted nearly 170 years. The first stone was laid by the king Louis VII in 1163 G.

During this period the Romanesque style gradually gave way to Gothic. It is the synthesis of two architectural styles, the Notre-Dame de Paris owes its unique appearance. This is not a squat Romanesque Church, but not yet soaring Gothic Church.

But still new style prevails: in the contours of the Cathedral reign of vertical and pointed forms. Thanks to tapering upwards wall niches and narrow Windows with tracery columns, Cathedral “flows”. A flat surface is minimized, as if the building consists of a game of volumes, the contrasts of light and shade. Especially plastic nature of the architecture of Notre Dame expressive in Eastern Continue reading

Dictionary – Cultural Studies

Dictionary

Australopithecus (from the Latin South, with the Greek – and the monkey) – the family of fossil anthropoid obezyanu.

Animism (from Latin – soul, spirit) – the belief in duhovnost all of the objects and phenomena of material and non-material world, i.e. what people, objects and phenomena govern the souls and spirits In the early development And the spirits and souls were directly related to material thing and even shared her dollars.Olya.

Dolmens (bratop with a table and stone) ancient burial structures of several stone blocks and slabs of great size (up to tens of thousands of pounds), vertical and horizon blocked by the massive untilnow stove D belong to different archaeological apopk.

Zarubintsy culture is the archaeological culture; the ancient tribes that lived along the middle and upper Dnieper, middle Pripyat and Desna in her century BC – I-II VV n e there are more than 300 settlements and burial grounds, of which more than 100 p – on the territory of Ukraine Media 3 To lived in a small, predominantly fortified settlements on inaccessible headlands high banks In the composition of each settlement consisted of 20-30 people; engaged in the cattle orstom, farming, fishing, hunting; had developed remesel craft.

Gold hill – 1) barrow, located 5 km Northwest of Simferopol Poured over bronze age burials In the mound was buried (V century BC) Scythian Continue reading

Gothic roof in Russia

 

We all know that Gothic with its stately beauty is an ornament of numerous narrow streets and spacious squares in almost all European cities. But as it turned out, at first glance absolutely not typical for Russian architecture of the pointed Gothic roof in Russia, though not often, but also occur. From the late eighteenth century the Gothic elements began to appear in the architectural ensembles of Russian cities.

The majestic Gothic

The Italian word Gothic (gotigo) is translated as “unusual” or “barbaric”. Initially it was used as a swear word. A new interpretation it has received, thanks to Giorgio Vasari, the term “Gothic” was able to separate from each other two epochs – the Renaissance and the middle Ages. Starting with the XII centuries. in art radically changed direction: replacing the luxurious Romanesque style came restrained Gothic. In architecture it is manifested in the appearance of the city’s buildings and Cathedrals:

soaring high, narrow towers

arches with a pointed top,

multicolor stained glass Lancet Windows,

richly decorated with carved details of the facades.

Frame system of Gothic architecture

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