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The Reconciliation of Reason and Faith in Gothic Period of Medieval Europe

The term Gothic refers to a style of art and architecture and to the period of their development in western Europe, which lasted from the middle of twelfth century into the fourteenth century in Italy and later in other European countries. During the period, there appeared one conflict-reason verse faith.

Places to See: Notre Dame – Part I

Part I of my initial visit to stunning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

Places to See: Sainte Chapelle

Travelling to Paris ? Add this beautiful thirteenth century Capetian chapel to your MUST-SEE list for your next visit!

The cultural identity of medieval Silesia: the case of art and architecture

The cultural identity of architecture and visual arts of the Middle Ages in Silesia can be analyzed in the following frameworks: 1.) the distinct formal features of local artwork; 2.) the specific content expressed through it. Macro factors (the type of materials and their availability) are important in architecture, as are architectural patterns and styles.

Florence Cathedral: The Design Stage

No list of the outstanding Gothic monuments of Europe could fail to include the Cathedral of Florence, yet its place in medieval architecture remains anomalous. Anomalous above all is its unprecedented design, which integrates a rib-vaulted basilica, a domed octagon, and a triconch of fifteen extruded chapels.

Gothic Architecture and the Civilizing Process: The Great Hall in Thirteenth Century England

Gothic Architecture and the Civilizing Process: The Great Hall in Thirteenth Century England By Matthew Reeve New Approaches to Medieval Architecture, eds. Abby McGehee, Rob Bork, and William Clark (Aldershot and New York: Ashgate, 2011) Introduction: Historians of medieval art no longer need to preface studies of secular architecture with an apology. Secular architecture, which […]

The Transmission of Medieval Mathematics and the Origins of Gothic Architecture

Mathematics and art history, two seemingly separate fields, ultimately relate to and complement one another through the medium of architecture.

The Development of Stained Glass in Gothic Cathedrals

In this research paper, I will be primarily focusing on the stained glass windows and architectural styles employed in five gothic buildings in France, each having their own unique and notable attributes pertaining to the development of stained glass windows.

Some Notes on Gothic Building Processes: the Expertises of Segovia Cathedral

More concrete information can be found in expertises. During the construction of a cathedral, sometimes, the Chapter considered it necessary to call in a foreign expert to assess the state of the work or to discuss erection problems. This was the case in Segovia Cathedral, where several expertises from the beginning of the sixteenth century have been preserved.

Art and reform in tenth-century Rome – the paintings of S. Maria in Pallara

The medieval wall paintings of the church of S. Maria in Pallara, situated on the Palatine Hill, Rome, provide insight into the intellectual use of images in the Middle Ages. The fragmentary apse programme survives, supplemented by antiquarian drawings that include copies of lost nave cycles and a lost donor portrait of their patron, Petrus Medicus.

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