The structure of the devil.
The medieval buildings, the unrivalled splendor which has been preserved to our days, and probably will for a long time to delight our descendants. It is hard, very hard to believe that such masterpieces created by human hands. By the way, many people do not believe and even claim that has not done the construction without the aid of some supernatural force, most likely evil, or the devil himself. What is this structure?
Churches and cathedrals .
Oh where, where, and to the construction of these facilities, it would seem that the devil is no relation to have no needs, no ancient give they say that the devil drew the plans of the Aachen and Cologne cathedrals. Albert von Balyeat, better known under the name of albert the Great is the author of numerous theological and scientific works, the famous scholar and theologian, took part in the construction of the Cologne Cathedral (the Cathedral was founded in 1248), but because albert the Great all of the above was an astrologer, alchemist and magician. In all probability hence it was rumoured that he was known with the devil and the Cathedral was built not without the help of the latter.
But Aachen Cathedral, construction of which began in the year 796, the ball allegedly built by the Prince of darkness. He started constructed on the ruins of the Roman Thermae (baths) Continue reading
Gothic ornament in architecture and interior
The Gothic style appeared in France in the twelfth century. It arose on the basis of the Romanesque style, which used the principle of clarity and transparency, the pursuit of constructive openness. The buildings and houses in the Gothic style are delicate, here applies the principle of uniformity of forms, and to achieve diversity, used numerous repeat elements, in different proportions, but similar in type. These elements created a feeling of delicate lace.
Gothic style in the interior
For the interior in the Gothic style is characterized by large Windows, various lighting effects, multi-window and accentuated the verticality of all structural members. Inherent in this style of features can be considered up desire, irrationality, ease, mysticism and expressiveness. Specific stylistic direction of the interior features Gothic ornament and stained glass in the traditional Gothic colours and shades. The stained glass is allowed to use not only Windows, but also on the deaf walls. As a complementary element of the interior in the Gothic style would look great tiled stove or a fireplace, luxuriously furnished. The ornament in the Gothic style is basically all the elements of the vegetable world, usually in the form of maple leaves and grapes, and geometric shape of the arch.
The colours in the aged ornament
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As is often the case in art history, the term “Gothic” was initially a disparaging value. In 1533 Rabelais translated it into French, and a few decades later, Giorgio Vasari referred to him as “the style… characteristic of the Goths”, “ugly and barbaric”. On the other hand, already the medieval Latin adjective used gothicus was applied to the codes, the writing of which differed from scripture of Gotama (Roman writing). Initially the expression “Gothic” indicated the Northern world in contrast to Latin and Mediterranean, a perfect guardian of beauty and harmony. You need to be in the middle of the eighteenth century to better understand this position, English and French art historiography tried to rethink the problem. G. James Hall created a theory according to which the Gothic was born out of primitive wooden structures of the ancient Germans. Recent surveys have restored justice, confirming the invalidity of all illegitimate hypotheses. It is recognized that the Gothic style with artistic autonomy and considerable advantages, in the nineteenth century experienced a real revival, in the twentieth century was filled with symbols of fantasy and fairytales.
Unlike the Romanesque style, different distribution centres which were located almost all throughout the West, the new style was the cradle of Northern France. However, only in the XIX century it became known that the first Continue reading