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  Gothic Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Gothic Art and Architecture, religious and secular buildings, sculpture, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts and other decorative arts produced in Europe during the latter part of the Middle Ages (5th century to 15th century).
The Gothic Age ended with the advent of the Renaissance in Italy about the beginning of the 15th century, although Gothic art and architecture continued in the rest of Europe through most of the 15th century, and in some regions of northern Europe into the 16th century.
The particular phase of Gothic architecture that was to lead to the creation of the northern cathedrals, however, was initiated in the early 1140s in the construction of the chevet of the royal abbey church of Saint-Denis, the burial church of the French kings and queens near the outskirts of Paris.
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  Gothic art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest Gothic art was Christian sculpture, born on the walls of Cathedrals and abbeys.
Secular art came in to its own during this period with the rise of cities, foundation of universities, increasing trade, a money-based economy and a bourgeois class who could afford to patronize the arts and commission works resulting in a proliferation of paintings and illuminated manuscripts.
Gothic sculpture was born on the wall, in the middle of the 12th century in Île-de-France, when Abbot Suger built the abbey at St.
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 Gothic Art and Architecture - ninemsn Encarta
Cathedral architects found that, since the outward thrusts of the vaults were concentrated in the small areas at the springing of the ribs and were also deflected downwards by the pointed arches, pressure could be readily countered by narrow buttresses and by flying buttresses, which slanted away from the wall to form an arch.
Gothic cathedrals also retained and expanded the loveliest creation of French Romanesque architecture, the chevet—the complex of forms at the east end of the church that includes the semicircular aisle known as the ambulatory, the chapels that radiate from it, and the lofty polygonal apse curving around the end of the building.
The particular phase of Gothic architecture that was to lead to the creation of the great northern European cathedrals, however, began in the early 1140s in the construction of the chevet of the royal abbey church of St-Denis, the burial church of the French kings and queens on the outskirts of Paris.
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 Gothic Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
In Germany the impact of all phases of French Gothic architecture was decisive, from the early Gothic four-storey elevation of the cathedral at Limburg-an-der-Lahn (c.
In England, French Gothic architecture appears only twice, once in the 1170s in the eastern extension of Canterbury Cathedral and again in the mid-13th century in Westminster Abbey (begun 1245), which is based on the general scheme of Reims Cathedral, with Parisian Rayonnant modifications.
Gothic sculpture in the 12th and early 13th centuries was predominantly architectural in character.
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 Gothic architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gothic cathedral was supposed to be a microcosm representing the world, and each architectural concept, mainly the loftiness and huge dimensions of the structure, were intended to pass a theological message: the great glory of God versus the smallness and insignificance of the mortal being.
The Gothic elements in these buildings are the paired lancet windows joined under a molding that threw rainwater away from their sills, and the buttresses between each pier and on the angles of the gatehouse tower.
In England, some discrete Gothic details appeared on new construction at Oxford and Cambridge in the late 17th century, and at the archbishop of Canterbury's residence Lambeth Palace, a Gothic hammerbeam roof was built in 1663 to replace a building that had been sacked during the English Civil War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gothic_architecture   (1975 words)

  
 Gothic architecture and art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The character of the Gothic visual aesthetic was one of immense vitality; it was spikily linear and restlessly active.
Gothic style was the dominant structural and aesthetic mode in Europe for a period of up to 400 years.
The High Gothic phase of architecture was ushered in by the Cathedral of Chartres, begun after 1194 and followed in rapid succession by the cathedrals of Bourges, Reims, Amiens, and Beauvais.
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 Gothic art Information
The earliest Gothic art was Christian sculpture, born on the walls of Cathedrals and abbeys.
Secular art came in to its own during this period with the rise of cities, foundation of universities, increasing trade, a money-based economy and a bourgeois class who could afford to patronize the arts and commission works resulting in a proliferation of paintings and illuminated manuscripts.
Gothic sculpture was born on the wall, in the middle of the 12th century in Île-de-France, when Abbot Suger built the abbey at St.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Gothic_art   (879 words)

  
 Gothic art - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Gothic art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The term ‘Gothic’ was first used with reference to architecture, and it is only in Gothic architecture that it has a clear meaning, with pointed arches being the most obvious characteristic.
The term Gothic, which was first used in the Renaissance, originally expressed disapproval of the medieval style, and referred to the barbarian Goths who invaded the Roman Empire between the 3rd and 5th centuries.
In smaller-scale sculpture, the spirit of the Gothic period is seen particularly in statuettes of the Virgin and Child.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Gothic+art   (501 words)

  
 Gothic Art And Architecture
Gothic art evolved from Romanesque art and lasted from the mid-12th century to as late as the end of the 16th century in some areas.
The term Gothic was coined by classicizing Italian writers of the Renaissance, who attributed the invention (and what to them was the non-classical ugliness) of medieval architecture to the barbarian Gothic tribes that had destroyed the Roman Empire and its classical culture in the 5th century Ad.
At the technical level Gothic architecture is characterized by the ribbed vault (a vault in which stone ribs carry the vaulted surface), the pointed arch, and the flying buttress (normally a half arch carrying the thrust of a roof or vault across an aisle to an outer pier or buttress).
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 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Painting in the Gothic era was most known for the development of oil painting in Flanders.
Gothic architecture is known for its gigantic size and height.
Gothic sculpture was mostly used to decorate the doorways of cathedrals.
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 History of Art: Gothic Art-Master Theodoric,Torriti Jacopo,Master of the Glatz Madonna
The Gothic era opens a new chapter in the history of art, one which marks the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and the beginning of secular painting.
Art was infused with a new sophistication and elegance.
Even as High Gothic architecture in the region around Paris entered its classical phase with the construction of Chartres at the start of the 13th century, in neighbouring countries, on the Rhine and in Spain, buildings were still springing up in the excessively ornamented style of the Late Romanesque.
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 Gothic art in Estonia
Gothic wooden sculptures, painted altars and baptismal bowls have mostly been preserved in Tallinn, which has never been conquered by assault nor totally devastated during a war.
In Tallinn the Medieval architecture is mainly represented by the Cathedral on Toompea Hill, next to the Art Museum and not far from the Parliament, as well as the old town congregation churches of Oleviste and Niguliste, the Town Hall chapel and the Holy Ghost Church, which was used as a poorhouse church.
The most important and original monument of Estonian Gothic is the city of Tallinn itself, or rather the 0.7 per cent of the territory of modern Tallinn that constitutes the architectural-historical protection zone of Tallinn Old Town.
www.einst.ee /Ea/kuuskemaa.html   (1880 words)

  
 Gothic Art for England 1400-1547. - Apollo - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
'Gothic Art in England 1400-1547' is a belated sequel to two earlier exhibitions devoted to medieval art in England: 'Romanesque Art 1066-1200', which was held at the Hayward Gallery in 1984, and 'The Age of Chivalry', which was held at the Royal Academy in 1987.
If 'Romanesque Art" was a sober demonstration of connoisseurship, and 'The Age of Chivalry' was a blend of well presented objects with a visual dream of the Middle Ages, then "Art for England 1400-1547' is a very different kind of exhibition.
The exhibition "Gothic Art Fur England 1400-1547' was at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 9 October 2003 until 18 January 2004.
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 .Gothic Artwork-Medieval Art-Gothic Pictures
In praise of gothic artwork, medieval art, vampire art and artists of all kinds, this section is devoted to the ones who put pen to paper, paint to canvas or ink to skin.
Gothic artwork can be found in architecture, furniture design, vampire art of course and the bloody horror art that keeps us awake at night (scary comics anyone!) We hope to cover your favorite gothic artwork whether it is tattoos, classic medieval art, or simple photographs that have the beautiful aesthetics of the perfect gothic picture.
Art venues are littered with ‘art’ for the sake of breaking up open space; The internet has become the refrigerator of the world.
www.begoths.com /gothic-medieval-artists.php   (495 words)

  
 Gothic Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies
During the Renaissance, writers criticized it as vulgar and hence named it Gothic art after the Gothic tribes that destroyed the Roman Empire and classicism during the fifth century.
The Gothic Style was dominated by dark oil paintings that represented a shift from the Dark ages into a more prosperous and civilized society.
Gothic art and architecture consisted primarily of religious works and was characterized by arches, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts.
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 Gothic Art
The word "Gothic" was first used by Giorgio Vasari, the art chronicler of the Renaissance, to describe architecture that did not conform to 16th Century ideas of classical Roman structures.
Gothic architecture is characterized by the flying buttress, an external support that allowed for open interior space; the pointed arch whose height could be varied according to design; cross-wise ribbing which created a stronger roofing structure; and stained glass windows, made possible by the open spaces.
The stained glass windows of the Gothic cathedrals may be their crowning glory, for it is the windows that let in the light and bathe the worshippers in glorious, jewel-toned lights.
www.accd.edu /sac/vat/arthistory/arts1303/goth1.htm   (439 words)

  
 Gothic art
The term ‘Gothic’ was first used with reference to architecture, and it is only in Gothic architecture that it has a clear meaning, with pointed arches being the most obvious characteristic.
The term Gothic, which was first used in the Renaissance, originally expressed disapproval of the medieval style, and referred to the barbarian Goths who invaded the Roman Empire between the 3rd and 5th centuries.
In smaller-scale sculpture, the spirit of the Gothic period is seen particularly in statuettes of the Virgin and Child.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0022431.html   (580 words)

  
 Gothic Art and Architecture
Roskilde Cathedral was built in the 12th and 13th centuries, and was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick, encouraging the spread of this style throughout northern Europe.
As a result of this diffusion of artistic currents, a new pictorial synthesis emerged, known as the International Gothic style, in which, as foreshadowed by Pucelle, Gothic elements were combined with the illusionistic art of the Italian painters.
Hrastovlje: Gothic Monument of Slovenia (Frescoes of Hrastovlje)
arthistory.heindorffhus.dk /frame-Style08-Gothic.htm   (2040 words)

  
 ArtLex on the Gothic Period and Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Notre Dame Cathedral was seminal in the evolution of the French Gothic
Inscribed in Gothic characters running vertically on the inside of the left wing: le xxviii jour de mars / lan mil cccc lx+xv jehan barbet dit de lion fist cest angelot.
The cathedral is the most impressive example of the Gothic style, characterized by pointed arches and flying buttresses.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/g/gothic.html   (723 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gothic Architecture
Gothic architecture is an impulse and a tendency rather than a perfectly rounded accomplishment; the element of personality entered into it as into no other of the great styles, and it was therefore subject not only to dazzling flights of spontaneous genius, but also to the misguided imaginings of daring innovators.
Perhaps the nearest approach to true Gothic feeling and accomplishment is to be found in the unfinished front of Genoa cathedral; being of the twelfth century, it is sufficiently early to have received something of the first great Gothic impulse, and is a masterpiece of delicate relations and exquisite detail.
Gothic architecture and of all Catholic art came with varying degrees of rapidity and at different times as between the several schools of Europe.
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 Gothic Art Graphics and More Art Sub Categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Gothic Art Graphics - A robust education in art can help students understand visual images around them, improve test scores, and train their creativity.
Gothic Art Graphics - Guy dill s 16-foot suspended sculpture of blocks of wood under tension is shown here.
when his buildings and their art were shaped by the limpid light.The legendary paris cabaret crazy horse has been sold to two belgian impresarios but will continue to celebrate the art of the nude from its base near the champs elysees, the new management said.Art up the wall.
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 Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Gothic architecture was dominant in France and the western half of Europe in the 12th through the middle of the 16th centuries.
In a Gothic cathedral the transverse arches and adjacent piers of the arcade divide the building into bays, the design of which is an architectural unit repeated in each bay.
One of the compartments of a groin or ribbed vault, in the Romanesque period usually of plastered rubble, in the Gothic period of neatly coursed stones.
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 The Hindu : Metro Plus Hyderabad / Arts & Crafts : What is Gothic Art?
While you would not be blamed for thinking of Gothic as punk rockers with loads of white make up and very, very dark eyes, it would be wise to remember the art movement that evolved in 12th century called Gothic art movement.
Art historian and biographer Giorgio Vasari was the first to classify the movement as Gothic when he wrote, "Then arose new architects who after the manner of their barbarous nations erected buildings in that style which we call Gothic."
The name Gothic, was taken from the barbarians who brought about the fall of Rome in the sixth century, as Italy at that point of time was harking back to the classical age for inspiration in art, architecture and sculptor.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/mp/2005/04/26/stories/2005042600630300.htm   (368 words)

  
 Gothic Art, Gothic Movement, Gothic Painters, Gothic Pictures, Gothic Posters
The Gothic period, ranging from the 12th century to the 15th century is characterized by idealism and naturalism, where for example, sculptures in France of the gothic period show a dynamic variety of pose, detail, and articulation.
Gothic is derived from the word Goths, who were the ‘barbarians' that invaded the Roman Empire between the 3rd and 5th centuries.
Gothic art was typically religious in nature, and is well known for its churches with arched designs, alongside the stained glass and illumination.
www.arthistoryguide.com /Gothic_Art.aspx   (259 words)

  
 French Art & Architecture - Gothic Period
Gothic art evolved in Northern France and spread throughout Europe, becoming the universal style from the 13th through the 16th century.
Gothic sculptors took a revolutionary step beyond their Romanesque predecessors in their conception of the figures as independent, almost free-standing statues rather than as reliefs.
From the columnar verticality of the jamb statues at Chartres, Gothic sculpture evolved quickly toward the sympathetic depiction of character in the figures at Reims (c.1224-45).
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