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Gothic subculture

A brief introduction to the history of Gothic art as

Subculture-a subculture, but the story need to know :p

Gothic style, art style, which appeared to be the final stage in the development of medieval art in Western, Central and partly Eastern Europe (between the mid-12th and 15th-16th centuries.). The term “Gothic” was introduced in the Renaissance as pejorative designation of all medieval art, which was considered “barbaric”. Since the beginning of the 19th century when the art of the 10 — 12th centuries. adopted the term Romanesque style, were limited to the chronological framework of Gothic, it was identified early, Mature (high) and late phase. Gothic developed in countries dominated by the Catholic Church, and under the auspices of the feudal and ecclesiastical foundations remained in the ideology and culture of the Gothic era. Gothic art remained primarily a cult for the intended purpose and religious topics: it was correlated with eternity, with “higher” irrational forces. For Gothic, a characteristic of symbolic-allegorical thinking and conventionality of the artistic language. From the Romanesque Gothic architecture inherited the headship of the architecture in the system of the arts and traditional types of buildings. Special place in art was Gothic Cathedral — the highest example of synthesis of architecture, sculpture and painting (predominantly. stained-glass Windows). Incommensurable with the man the space of the Cathedral, verticalism its towers and arches, the subordination of sculpture architural dynamic rhythms, multi-colored glow of stained glass had a strong emotional impact on believers. Continue reading

Germany: Stuttgart and Cologne

Germany: Stuttgart and Cologne

Next stop after a trip along the Romantic road in Germany was planned in Stuttgart. However, Die Straße Romantishe took longer than we had planned (and less than we wanted, when we realized where you were, and so we went at once to Cologne, where we had booked a hotel. Well, in Stuttgart got on the next day, thus making a hook under 750 miles. However, on the German autobahn so much nezdice. So, Stuttgart:


In this city I, of course, attracted and enticed the historical fact, which is closely and inseparably linked with Mercedes Benz. Here is the headquarters of the most famous, the oldest of the German automaker. Well, besides all other the most, Mercedes for me personally is, perhaps, the most respected car brand. Well, or one of the most respected.

In that part of town, where he established the company with a three-beam star, in addition to headquarters, there is a Museum of this brand. I have with great pleasure visited.

What can I say about this Museum? Much and long about him to speak, choking on the saliva and positive emotions From all automuseum that I already visited, this is, perhaps, the best. And the most well organized. In the price (8 Euro) includes use of interactive audio guide, which Continue reading

Hluboka nad Vltavou

Hluboka nad Vltavou – fairytale castle in the Czech Republic

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Originally, this Gothic structure had the function of a fortress, and was built in the XIII century. After that, he changed many owners, each of which contributed in its design and interior. At first the fortress had the name of Frohnburg (Frauenberg) was founded and according to the information a variety of sources whether by king Otakar II, the Czech nobleman from Budejovice.

After that, for many centuries, the castle literally went from hand to hand in payment of a debt, a pledge, just in connection with the sale, succeeding with 26 owners.

Here are just some of the names by which hluboká nad Vltavou is today, the kind that will admire everyone:

– The family of Pernstein, who lived in the late fifteenth century, decided to plant in the estate of fish, so here was dug a huge artificial pond – Bezdrev.

– In the next century the building passed into the possession of the lords of Hradec, which gave him the face that matches the spirit of the time – it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style.

– The application of forces other, less well-known owners in the reconstruction of the castle has led to the fact that it has its own brewery and winery.

But the most notable changes we can see today, overlooking the castle Hluboka nad Vltavou, made people from the kind of Schwarzenberg.

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Reims Cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece
Reims Cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece A true masterpiece of a Mature Gothic architecture is the Cathedral in the French city of Reims . located in the heart of the…


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