Gothic (from the name of the Germanic tribe is ready) style (1150-1500) is represented in various art forms. But it is most fully manifested in the architecture: One of the highest achievements of the Gothic style — the Gothic cathedrals. Powerful columns crowned with pointed arches, huge Windows with colored glass, conical spires of Gothic cathedrals give ease. The building always looks tall and seems even taller.
The exterior is decorated with sculptures, a huge number of columns, which create the impression of lightness and at the same time give the building the necessary strength. The lack of smooth walls especially when compared with buildings of the Romanesque style.
The portal (entrance) to the Cathedral are always decorated with numerous arches, sculptures, turrets, small Windows curly. Smooth walls a little, usually they cut large Windows-sockets. The faces and postures of the figures emphasized realistic, even the folds of the clothes are not frozen, but soft, movable. Continue reading
Notre Dame Cathedral built in the Western part of the island the Sieve, on a place where in the I century ad was a Roman altar dedicated to Jupiter. Among the Gothic churches of France the Cathedral of Notre Dame stands out austere grandeur of its appearance. Depending on the time of day and weather its silhouette is painted in various tones of grey from steel to smoke. And in the evening, in the rays of the setting sun towers of the Cathedral look pink-ash…
In beauty, proportions, the degree of realization of the idea of Gothic art, the Cathedral of Notre Dame is an absolutely unique phenomenon. Today, looking at its holistic and harmonious ensemble, it is impossible to believe that the temple was built almost two hundred years, he repeatedly reworked and capital was restored.
The construction of the Cathedral began in 1163 in Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully. The first stone in its Foundation was laid by Pope Alexander III. In the construction process, which ended only in the mid XIV century, the original plan of the Cathedral has undergone several changes, taking the Mature Gothic art. Continue reading
Barcelona was founded over 2000 years ago, so the architecture was completely under Roman influence, which gave a positive impetus to the further development of art. Special attention should be paid to sights created by the world famous architect Gaudi and other famous sites, created in the period of Catalan modernism. It is interesting to know that many of them are objects of world Heritage UNESCO.
The Picasso Museum is an elegant landmark of Barcelona
In Barcelona in the famous street “Carrer Montcada” is the Picasso Museum. Earlier the Museum there were two palaces, which in XV century was turned into one luxurious landmark dedicated to the memory of Picasso. Here is one of the most comprehensive collections of works written in his youth, and in the formative years of Picasso as a professional artist. He stayed in Barcelona for 5 years (1901-1906.), but was able to leave behind one of the most visited and most beautiful attractions. The Museum includes a collection of children’s portraits and pictures; just pictures and true works of art “blue” and “pink” periods of creativity of the musician. Continue reading