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
Gothic clothing – “Black romance”
One of the modern ways of expression, mainly the younger generation, is the Gothic style. It is not only different from the rest of the world, special music and poetry, and specific clothes. It would seem that you can find beauty in the eerily dark ensembles who prefer Goths?
But it seems that the famous designer Donatella Versace was able to consider “cold” the beauty and Majesty of one of the most provocative, but at the same time incredibly sexy styles. As evidenced by last autumn-winter collection of the famous brand. The fashion catwalk was tagged with models in tight leather dresses, high boots appeared, with ornaments in the form of crosses and a predominance of black in the outfits. Fashion magazine Elle found in the handwriting of the collection Gianni Versace, and the most noble of the periodical revival of forgotten designers of the style defined as neo-Gothic.
However, before you focus on the major trends of Gothic style on the runway, let’s take a “procession” in history, to the origins of the emergence of the flamboyant style.
Gothic style of dressing: the story of
The Gothic style originated in France in the twelfth century — the very time when witches were burned mercilessly at the stake, the knights selflessly serve Continue reading
Megaliths: the mystery of the stone giants
In Southeast Asia, North Africa, Spain, the coasts of France and England and in many other places towering strange construction of the huge boulders. Scientists call them megaliths. It’s a giant, roughly-worked blocks of stone weighing several hundred tons. The megaliths or standing separately from each other, and then they are called menhirs, or form complex structures – dolmens and cromlechs. Giant blocks are not fastened by any cementing substance, but they are so carefully fitted that they cannot put even the blade of a penknife. On the mystery of megaliths scientists struggle for a very long time, but the basic questions still remain unanswered.
It is noticed that the megaliths tend to be sea coasts, and the farther from the sea, the smaller buildings. The most famous megalithic monuments located near the French town of Carnac on the southern Brittany coast. The main attraction of Karnak is a huge megalith, bearing the name of St. Michael. According to researchers, this structure initially served as a burial vault. Later, the megalith was covered with earth, and the top formed on its hilltop location in the Middle ages the chapel was erected.
And to the North of the town of field is located at 2935 huge menhirs height Continue reading