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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 Gothic Cathedral

It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions from the Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches. But more striking is not how 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 Chartres has a length of 130 meters and the length of the transept is 64 meters, and to work around around it is required to pass at least half a kilometer. And with each point the Cathedral looks new. Unlike the Romanesque Church with its clear, easily observable forms. the Gothic Cathedral is vast, often asymmetrical and even heterogeneous in its parts: each of its facades with their individual portal. Walls are not felt, they would not have. Arches, galleries, towers, some sites with arcades, huge Windows, on and on – infinitely complex, delicate open forms.

And all this space is inhabited – the Cathedral both inside and outside is inhabited by a mass of sculptures ( in the Chartres Cathedral about ten thousand sculptures). They occupy not only the portals and galleries, but they can also be found on the roof, the eaves, under the arches of the chapels, spiral staircases, occur in the gutter,on consoles. In short, the Gothic Cathedral is the world. He really has absorbed the world of the medieval city. Continue reading

Cultural center at the old pier in the world
On the old pier in the English town of Southend has built a cultural center. Thinking through the nuances of design, designers have not forgotten about the birds living in…

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Megalithic structures
The dolmens. The name "megalithic culture" that we often use, reflects our confusion rather than understanding: it literally is just "the culture of the big stones". And given the fact…

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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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