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
About Gothic gargoyles
About Gothic Gargoyles. A gargoyle is an architectural decoration, usually found on the exterior of large buildings which were constructed during the medieval Gothic period. Most gargoyles are not homogeneous in form or appearance; their only similarity is their grotesque and outlandish features. Some appear like simple faces carved into the ledges.
The first known gargoyle was believed to have appeared about 600 BC. The great fire-breathing dragon named La Gargouille terrorized a small village near the river Seine in what is now known as France. Romanis, a questing Christian knight who was later declared a Saint, arrived. He promised to kill the dragon if the people of the village converted to Christianity and built a Church. When they agreed that he confronted the dragon, subdued it with the sign of the cross, and burned it in Dole. The animal’s head and neck were impervious to the flame, and thus, they were installed on a newly built Church. This is the first report of the gargoyles.
The building of gargoyles in one form or another existed long before the Gothic period. Combination of humanoid and animal characteristics draws heavily from Egyptian and Sumerian depictions of gods and demons. In fact, the definition of the gargoyles was changed quite late in the history of the structure. To the last of the Gothic period, Continue reading
The Cathedral of Notre Dame built by Robert de Luzarches is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture and also the last in a series of Gothic cathedrals of Ile-de-France, erected in the XIII century. The construction of the Cathedral in Amiens began almost simultaneously with Reims . In 1218 the fire caused by lightning, was destroyed existed here a Cathedral of Romanesque architecture. The first stone in the Foundation of the new temple was laid in 1220, under Bishop Arnaud de La Pierre (he died in 1247 and was buried in the Central chapel of the Cathedral). The builders were Amiens Cathedral Robert de Luzarches, Thomas de and then Cormon and his son Renaud de Cormon. The basis of the project, the builders took the Cathedral in Chartres, somewhat redefining the project.
According to the original plan, the tower of the Cathedral had to be twice as wide and much higher than the existing, but the builders decided to stay lifted up the tower only to half height, why there is a feeling of disharmony. In 1366 started the construction of the tent is over the southern tower. The Northern tower was completed only in the early fifteenth century.
The Amiens Cathedral is impressive for its size. Its length is Continue reading