Although the term “Gothic” is most often applied to architectural structures, the Gothic style also included sculpture, painting, book miniature, costume, ornament and so
The origin of the term the Word comes from Italian.
gotico — unusual and barbaric — (Goten — 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 Period Continue reading
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Construction of such monuments as Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sacsayhuaman fortress and other ancient buildings? Many scientists believe that in some cases only to deliver massive stones to the construction site would require tens of thousands of workers.
However, a small man from Latvia insists that these ancient structures were built with much less effort by applying construction a secret lost for centuries. He even claims that he was able to apply this technique in practice, during the construction of the mysterious Coral castle.
In 25 years Liedskalnins Edward was engaged to a girl who was 10 years younger than him Agnes the SCAF, which he affectionately called “sweet sixteen”. Unfortunately, the night before the wedding, the bride Edward changed his mind and left him. Surprisingly, Leedskalnin decided to build a truly magical castle in memory of his lost love.
After this cruel disappointment and suffering tuberculosis Leedskalnin emigrated from his native Latvia to USA. He settled in Florida city, which has realized the project of one of the most impressive and enigmatic buildings ever built by one person: the Coral castle or as he calls Liedskalnins – “Stone gate Park”.
The castle, built Continue reading
Covered with earth, it forms a high hill on top of which in the middle ages
century the chapel was built, gave it a name.
If you walk a little North from town, you can get in the field where
in the grass between the rare pine trees lined up like soldiers on parade,
the rows of menhirs – huge, up to five meters tall, oblong stones,
set vertically. Here 2935 pieces. They are elongated in 13 rows
length of four kilometers. Some of them can be detected
undeciphered still embossed lettering. It is difficult to identify precisely (about it
mentioned above), how many centuries these stone giants were unshakeable
here. The construction of the megaliths in Brittany by archeologists to the bronze age.
The curious tourist can head even further North on
towards the city Oreg. The track will lead him to another sample
megalithic structures – the dolmen of the mané-Kerioned long covered gallery.
Turning to the East, and passing the ruins of an ancient Abbey, curious
the seeker will encounter a number of amazing monuments: the dolmen
de Rodessa, huge and lonely menhir Old mill, the weight of which Continue reading