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
Track prehistoric carts
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