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Gothic art

It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions

of a Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky infinite arrows

towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches. But more striking

not so much height. how much wealth aspects. opening when

you circle around the Cathedral.

Gothic cathedrals are not only high, but also very long: for example

has a length of 130 meters and the length of the transept is 64 meters, and to

around it is required to pass at least half a kilometer. Continue reading

Mandalas are ancient religions, countries and peoples

The mandala known since ancient times as a unique gravelly ((from the Greek. γράφω — write -EMA) is a unit of written speech (in the alphabet — the letter eg. and . b, etc.; in non-alphabetic writing systems — syllabic sign, a hieroglyph, ideogram, etc.)), occurring at different times, in different countries and different nationalities. The most ancient graphemes, which appeared in the Paleolithic and the Neolithic, are Chevron (open triangle), the zigzag, the cross, and the mandala-a circle with dots and without them, and some others.

Celtica Mandala protection warriors:

It creates a focus for deep meditation. Includes not depicted visually in the center. He relies using the concentration figures and is a visualization of the obstacles to the attainment of the Centre.

Mandala has a chart of sacred art. It is present as an unconscious symbolism organize a certain space for the purpose of ornament or use and the mystical pursuit of the highest Association. The major components of balanced and concentric geometric shapes. Continue reading

The pearl of European Gothic

The idea of a unified architectural plan, which built all the Gothic churches, raised for the first time, it seems, by Victor Hugo in “Notre Dame de Paris”, right, not demanded from its author’s great analytical depth. This idea lies on the surface, obvious to anyone who visited a number of iconic buildings of Gothic architecture. Nevertheless, the impression on “all ye who enter here incoming” all of them are different, and some do not produce any. All of the people, the skeletons of which are also virtually indistinguishable from each other.

On what basis is the Prague St. Vitus Cathedral is considered one of the greatest Gothic churches in the world? For its size it will not, perhaps, in the list of the first fifty of them. Its interior decoration and especially the stained glass Windows really make a strong impression, but also their unique, after all, difficult to call. In particular, the stained glass chapel of Saint-Chapelle in Paris, at least, not worse. Then what? This question must, apparently, to meet the professionals – architects or art historians, the majority of the “uninitiated” so, the only conclusion ultra-high concentration in this structure, the basic concept of Gothic architecture: “awesome greatness”. Continue reading

Gothic stained glass
If You have chosen a Gothic style. this choice is not random. Gothic stained glass is immersed in an eternal space. Shimmering and cobalt purple glass, inserted in a lead…

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Magdeburg Cathedral
It has always amazed me texts on the history of art in the spirit of "... this is a beautiful example of Romanesque/Gothic/romantic style reflected itself on trends/the passion of…

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Ancient underground structures
The sanctuary, close to Mayak, which was excavated in the Northern Caucasus, in early medieval Bulgaria. All of them are built on the principle of "square in square", that is,…

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