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Ancient Greek architecture

The legacy of ancient Greek architecture is the basis for all further development of world architecture and related monumental art. The reasons for this sustained impact of Greek architecture lie in its objective qualities: simplicity, truthfulness, clarity of the compositions, the harmoniousness and proportionality of total and forms of all parts, in plasticity organic connection of architecture and sculpture, in close unity of the architectural and aesthetic and structural-tectonic elements sooruzheniy. Ancient Greek architecture featured a full line of forms and their design bases, were a whole. Basic design — stone blocks of which the walls were laid. Columns, entablature (lying on the support column overlap) treated with different profiles, has acquired the decorative details, enriched with sculpture. The Greeks brought the processing of architectural structures and fixtures to the highest degree of perfection and refinement. These structures can be called giant works of jewelry art, in which the master was nothing minor. Continue reading

Gothic stained glass

Stained glass is a major form of artistic glass in the Gothic era; this is partly explained by the fact that, unlike Romanesque architecture, Gothic Church buildings increases the area of Windows. Compared with Romanesque stained glass Windows in Gothic more condensed notes and deep color. So, darken the blue color, and unpainted glass appear occasionally and are used to obtain brilliant points. Thus for the sake of saving often used grisaille, and not only in borders, where they are used to put by a brush of vegetable ornament, but also for backgrounds. In the twelfth century for the purpose of stained glass was the coverage, in the thirteenth century its function changed: it is designed to teach decorating. At high altitude we often see images of people in cresciute placed under the arcades or under the arch. Purely ornamental elements — veteniary ornament, finials, palmettos are becoming increasingly rare. In the XIV century on the borders of the stained glass Windows there are small human figures.

Great Gothic cathedrals of France were created in one of the most colourful and dynamic eras of Western civilization. Gained strength the process of becoming secular world, in a way comparable to modern. However, the spiritual side was strong and full of life. Continue reading

Gothic style cathedrals drawings of plans facades

With the construction of St. Isaac’s Cathedral due to the emergence of a number

publications. On the facade they correspond to eight six-column

the porticos. Indian, Gothic taste, Byzantine style and style

Renaissance I. Montferrand has begun to develop working drawings and

the model of the Cathedral . Gothic architecture — Wikipedia * From city cathedrals first in the Gothic style.

Plan (no Western entrance, entrance from the side of the facade, the courtyard is for

Cathedral. the names of forgotten medieval masters, drawings

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GOTHIC AND ROMANESQUE STYLE IN ARCHITECTURE
Job. Compare the "Doriphor" and "Apoxiomen". Try to identify the difference in the embodiment of the image of the athlete in the works of polykleitos and [lisippa]. Teacher (after discussion).…

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The Temple of Druids in Yorkshire
In 20-ies of the XIX century, a rich landowner and landowner William Danby was built Druid temple . The building is really impressive, and in the imagination of the visitor…

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Unusual houses of the world
In the modern world is not too difficult to go somewhere on vacation. The problem is a question of where to go? All of course different ideas about the rest.…

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