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
THE MONASTERY OF ST. POTAPOV
Corinth is one of the largest centers of Ancient Greece, which flourished in the XVII-XVI centuries BC With the times to nowadays the remains of the majestic temple of Apollo, with its monolithic columns. The Roman period is much richer presents: temple of Octavia, the fountain of Pyrene, baths of Auricle, etc. a year and a Half he lived here and preached the Apostle Paul. His two Epistles to the Corinthians included in the Bible. The road to Ancient Corinth, first of all, pay attention to Acrocorinth and the Corinth canal. Acrocorinth is a mountain with an altitude of about 670 meters, which offers a beautiful panoramic view. In ancient times there was the Acropolis of ancient Corinth, and what can be seen today are the remains of a Byzantine fortress. The channel connecting the Aegean and Ionian sea, is 4 km from Ancient Corinth. Dug in the late nineteenth century, he makes a strong impression today. Next on the program – visit one of the most famous monasteries Grecii – Cathedral Potapov. The women’s monastery, still active, is located at an altitude of 700 m Above sea level at 14km from the Spa town of Loutraki. The monastery contains the relics of St. Potapov.
Excursion to Delphi – one of the most interesting and mystical places, uniting fragmented in antiquity 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