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  • 12 Th Century Flying Buttresses
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    ... rd, thus collapsing them. A building's vertical supporting walls thus had to be made extremely thick and heavy in order to contain the barrels vaults outward thrust. Medieval masons solved this difficult problem about 1120 with a number of brilliant innovations First and foremost they developed a ribbed vault, in which arching and intersecting stone ribs support a vaulted ceiling surface that is composed of mere thin stone panels. This greatly reduced the weight (and thus the outward thrust)...
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  • Man And Beast Example Of Chagall Composition
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    Marc Chagall as an artist and as a person cannot be categorized. He was born in Vitebsk, Russia, learned to paint in St. Petersburg and lived in Paris, Berlin, and the United States. His career is influenced by many different factors. His Hasidic Jewish upbringing reflected in the content of his paintings greatly. The lyrical fairy tales of Jewish mysticism, the stories of the Bible, and the Rabbis and scholars who surrounded him in his childhood come out onto his work. When he went to art schoo...
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  • Chartres Cathedral Notre Dame
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    The medieval Gothic cathedral was in many ways a civic building as well as a religious one. This particularly was the case with the famous cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres (Our Lady of Chartres) in the town of the same name, 80 km south-east of Paris, built in the 13 th century. Chartres cathedral was planned not only as a place of worship, but also developed as the centre of the town's economy and way of life, as the place that housed the relic of the cloak of the Virgin Mary. The local citizen...
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  • Thames And Hudson Chartres Cathedral
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    ... furrier making a cloak with some assistants (Fig. 8); lastly on the bottom 'petal' of the miracles of Mary window, two butchers cut meat for a customer (Fig. 9) Secular glass windows showing the trade of the donors were also complimented by the use of some secular sculptures on the outside of the cathedral. Sculptures at the cathedral included not only religious images, but also images of kings and queens. The sculptures on the west facade depict Christ's ascension into heaven, episode from ...
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  • Gothic Architecture In French And English Cathedrals
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    The Gothic style originated in France around 1140. It spread to other parts of Europe and remained the dominant style in northern Europe for the next 400 years. Like the preceding Romanesque style, the Gothic style is defined largely in terms of architecture, with many regional variants. As the Gothic style spread throughout Europe, it brought profound changes in Europe. French Gothic captured the imagination of English architects and the style influenced their building down through the centurie...
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  • Gothic Art And Architecture
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    During the past week or so our group has been doing a research assignment on Gothic art and architecture. In the following paragraphs we will be discussing Gothic art and architecture, the Rayonnant Gothic period, and sculpture. From about 1140 to the end of the 16 th century religious buildings, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts and other decorative arts came to be known. Architecture was predominant in this period. At the beginning of the second half of the 12 th century, the creation...
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  • Canada Michelangelo The Life Of Guido Nincheri
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    "I'm tired of people coming back from Europe and telling me how beautiful the churches are. We " ve forgotten what we " ve got here. " mac 1996 Between 1915 and 1973 the Italian-Canadian painter Guido Nincheri devoted his life to producing stained glass windows and frescoes for more than one hundred churches across North America. Although honoured in Montreal's three hundred and fiftieth anniversary as a builder of the city, few Canadians know of the identity of this craftsman. The purpose of th...
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  • Gothic Cathedrals Stained Glass
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    There were two main styles of architecture in the middle ages. Gothic period in architecture followed the Romanesque period. However, they did not follow the same elements. The primary difference between buildings Gothic and Romanesque style is ideological, besides their architectural styles are different. Gothic style architecture included big churches called cathedrals. Cathedrals had tall skyscraper-like towers. Romanesque architecture had big internal spaces. These buildings had barrel vault...
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  • Novels And Short Stories Plot Lines
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    Authors Charles Baxter Charles Baxter Authors often write differently in novels then in short stories. This isnt always the case but most times it is. Charles Baxter writes pretty much the same way in his novels as he does in his short stories. In all of Baxter's stories, there is always an element of realistic features. Theres always something you think could happen to you. Baxter takes real life events but always adds a little twist to plot to intrigue the reader. He is known across America fo...
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  • Stained Glass Art Inside The Church Cathedral
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    Malcolm Chartes Cathedral Chartes Cathedral Malcolm Miller, an English-speaking tour guide at the Chartes Cathedral states, The Chartes Cathedral is a book. Its architecture is in the binding, and its stories are told through its windows and sculptures. The Chartes Cathedral held true to this statement through my research of this famous gothic cathedral. Located in the heart of a small, sleepy town southwest of Paris, it contains the largest collection of exquisite stained glass, sculptures, and...
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  • Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass
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    Chartres Cathedral is the cathedral church of Notre Dame (Our Lady) in the city of Chartres in northwestern France. It is one of the foremost examples of High Gothic French architecture, and is widely noted not only for its innovations in architecture, but also for its many sculptures and celebrated stained glass. The oldest parts of the cathedral are taken from a Romanesque church, which was destroyed by a fire in 1194. The present day cathedral was constructed on this church? s foundation, wit...
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  • 13 Th Century Fa Ade
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    The Tomb Effigy of Jaquelin deferrer (Limestone, North French, late 13 th century) is unusual in style for the time and place in which it was created. In the 13 th century, Gothic art in France consisted of more three dimensional sculpture and more of a variety in the poses of the figures than in the Romanesque period which preceded it. The Tomb Effigy of Jaquelin deferrer falls into the transition period between the Romanesque (11 th- 12 th century) and Gothic time-frames (12 th- 15 th century)...
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  • Stained Glass Gothic Cathedrals
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    ART APPRECIATION STAINED GLASS I. CONCRETE EXPERIENCE I think my interest in the combination of glass, light and color began as a child when I discovered the colorful images created inside a kaleidoscope. Even as an adult, I cannot seem to resist picking up a kaleidoscope and gazing into the viewer as I rotate the tube to change the design of the colored bits of glass. If you walk into my home, it is apparent that I like to decorate with glass. I have glass flowers, marbles, stones, vases, balls...
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  • Gothic Cathedrals Flying Buttresses
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    The Gothic Architecture Gothic Architecture The church in the Middle Ages was a place that all people, regardless of class, could belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became more acceptable, alas becoming the ideal place to visual such ne...
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  • Stained Glass Side Aisles
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    tracery In architecture, branching, ornamental stonework, generally in a window, where it supports the glass. Tracery is particularly characteristic of Gothic architecture. Example: The tracery in a rose window of Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC. This graphic displays four different photos they amount to a zoom into the tracery. Also see fenestration, foil, quatrefoil, and stained glass. rose window Large circular windows of tracery and stained glass found in Gothic cathedrals. Also called ...
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  • Stained Glass Side Aisles
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    tracery In architecture, branching, ornamental stonework, generally in a window, where it supports the glass. Tracery is particularly characteristic of Gothic architecture. Example: The tracery in a rose window of Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC. This graphic displays four different photos they amount to a zoom into the tracery. Also see fenestration, foil, quatrefoil, and stained glass. rose window Large circular windows of tracery and stained glass found in Gothic cathedrals. Also called ...
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  • Stained Glass Side Aisles
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    Tracery is particularly characteristic of Gothic architecture. Example: The tracery in a rose window of Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC. This graphic displays four different photos they amount to a zoom into the tracery. Also see fenestration, foil, quatrefoil, and stained glass. rose window Large circular windows of tracery and stained glass found in Gothic cathedrals. Also called a wheel window. Examples: transept An aisle between the apse and nave. It cuts across the nave and side aisles...
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  • Brothers And Sisters Saint Francis
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    Faith And Franciscanism Fr. Patrick Donate, T. O. R. Summer, 200 Important Events In The Life Of Saint Francis At Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania there is a beautiful Chapel on campus. It is called the Immaculate Conception Chapel. The chapel is open to all those wishing to visit, or perhaps worship and pray. Anyone visiting the chapel has the wonderful oppurtunity to see the beautiful stained-glass windows throughout the chapel, and in particular the six large windows depictin...
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  • Crown Of Thorns Gothic Cathedral
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    The choice colors Sainte-Chapelle Sainte-Chapelle The choice colors of the painting, the costly gilding of the carving, the delicate translucency of the red glowing windows, the splendid altar carvings, the miracles working power of the sacred relics, and the decorations of the shrines sparkling with their precious stones lend this house of prayer such an intensity of adornment that entering one would think one had been transported to Heaven, setting foot in one of the finest rooms of Paradise (...
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