The origin of the term “Gothic”
The word comes from Italian. “unusual, barbaric, the barbarians” (the historical Goths, this style has nothing to do), and was initially used as a profanity. For the first time the notion in the modern sense used by Giorgio Vasari in order to separate the Renaissance from the middle Ages. Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, which arose on the basis of the achievements of Roman culture and the Renaissance (Renaissance) art of the middle ages was considered “barbaric”. Gothic art was a cult on purpose and Religious topics. It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.
Gothic in its development is divided into Early Gothic, the heyday of Late Gothic Continue reading
Only three hours flight and you find yourself on a small, divine beauty, the island of Aphrodite. If there is Paradise on earth – it is Cyprus. Golden sandy beaches, azure sea, majestic mountains, covered with forests, citrus orchards and banana plantations, olive groves and vineyards. In Cyprus there are remains of stone age settlements, Greek and Byzantine temples, Roman theatres and villas, Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses, Gothic cathedrals and Turkish mosques. All this creates a unique atmosphere of the island. Therefore, Cyprus is an unforgettable holiday destination for the whole family.
In Cyprus there are remains of stone age settlements, Greek gymnasiums and temples, Roman villas and theaters, Byzantine churches and monasteries with priceless mosaics, Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses, Gothic cathedrals and Turkish mosques. All this determines the current unique character of the island that combines the beauty and tranquility of ancient culture and lively modernity. Therefore, Cyprus is an unforgettable vacation destination for people of various interests. Continue reading
The Abbey of Saint Denis – the first flower of the Gothic, created by the great Sugerem amazes even today, despite the fact that during the great French revolution and after it was completely looted and almost completely destroyed by vandals-the sans culottes wytrykowska the dust of kings in the trash. Restored in the XIX century the viola de Duke – which owes the restoration of a fair amount of French Gothic. Saint Denis restored, as you can see, pretty kromasil – one tower and died. But inside is the most magnificent and perhaps unparalleled Gothic structure, the interior is magnificent.
Presents tombs of the kings since Frankish times suffer from incompleteness. And irretrievably lost the most outstanding kings Philip Augustus, Saint Louis, Louis XI, Louis XIII – all of them, apparently, were lost forever.
But those who remained, enough for a small game.
I give a picture of the gravestone and a kind of “motto”, and you try to guess as many prominent figures of the French monarchy… Continue reading