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”.
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Among other merits before history, the Maltese archipelago is world famous for the fact that the most ancient man-made structures on Earth are located here. This is the megalithic temples.
The person who first confronted with such prehistoric monuments, raises a number of questions: what is the churches, how many are they, where are they located, what purpose was built? Let’s start with the basics, what is the megalith at all? In fact, it is every religious building of the huge raw or semi-processed stone blocks, which include dolmens (funerary box, covered with a massive flat slab), and menhirs (single standing stones) and cromlechs (circular fence). Maltese megaliths are dolmens. The most famous stone circles on the planet are Stonehenge (England) and Carnac (France, not to be confused with Egyptian temple complex), but the construction of the ancient Maltese, in addition, they are distinguished “accuracy” – more than twenty temple complexes located on the territory, comparable to a small European city.
What they have in common? – the material, design features (e.g., login form), in many cases, and similar architectural form, resembling the petals of a flower. Some temples are rather primitive, probably not all the details have survived, while others, on the contrary, are of special ornament and decorated with carvings, for example Continue reading