The Gothic Church
Gothic is a term relating to European culture 13-14 centuries, Although the chronological framework can be extended or narrowed depending on what country you are in. The word “Gothic” comes from the name of the tribe is ready. This time the headship of the Church in society, therefore culture is represented by temples and works of art chiefly on religious subjects. Eschatological mood (waiting for the second coming of Christ and judgment day) in this period is not so relevant, but still present. This was reflected in the scenes of judgment in the temple pediments. The leading role in this period belongs to the architecture.
Features of Gothic architecture . Three-dimensional structure of the churches in General remained the same as in the Roman age. These were buildings in the shape of a Latin cross, three or five, with a cross transept, close to the chancel. The chancel in the apse, covered with a conch. But there are also absolutely new design solutions related to changes in understanding of Church space. Gothic cathedrals have a much larger size in all parameters compared to the Romanesque. This was due to the growth of urban populations and the emergence of a number of cathedrals that store valuable relics on the paths of pilgrimage. Developed by Continue reading
Goredel, and unless there are today representatives of the Gothic culture with whom you can talk
And why the Gothic is darkness? Then how is it an integral part of Windows? Why are they trying to revive Gothic stone roses?
If we talk about colours, “the dark dark ages” – it’s not quite the case, not only the “revivalists”, but many modern scholars of the middle ages in a hurry to use the epithet “dark ages”, and it is these the century is the cradle of Christian culture, the one that to this day nourishes our civilization.
By the way, the people of that time loved the bright joyful colors, is enough
to see miniatures of the XII – XIV centuries, or to remember the meaning of the colors of the time. And the arms, banners? Bright boards and supervision was much more than the black one. Continue reading
Mystical story of the Cologne Cathedral
One of the greatest and most beautiful Christian churches is the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, oddly enough, closely associated with the name. The devil. The legends that surround this magnificent building for many hundreds of years, persistently attributed to the evil one. And the fact that the Cologne Cathedral was started almost 800 years ago, and it still is not completed, also confirms the rumor that the case is fishy.
“Yes the world will end with the last stone on the Cathedral”
The start was good, and absolutely in the spirit of the Gothic time. In 1248 the Archbishop of Cologne Konrad von Hochstaden laid the first Foundation stone of the Cologne Cathedral.
The inhabitants of Cologne, at that time considered one of the richest and most powerful German cities, dreamed of his own Cathedral, which has eclipsed other European churches with their beauty and size. But to assume then that the construction will last for hundreds of years, almost indefinitely.
Cologne Cathedral, as shown by the excavations, was built not on an empty place. In the 50 years B. C. here stood. Roman pagan temple, which then in IV century BC was replaced by the Episcopal Church. Enlarged it to the IX century, after three hundred years, the first stone has already formed the basis of a Gothic Cathedral on the French model. As this Continue reading