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    • The Gothic Period
    • Cathedral ofTarragona, Spainbegun 12th century
    • Gothic Architecture• followed the Romanesque period• Took advantage of some advances in architecture• best examples of Gothic architecture are found in cathedrals, particularly in Spain and France
    • The Pointed Arch• the pointed arch shape is the most recognizable shape from the Gothic period• a change from the rounded arch from the Romanesque period• More emphasis on the vertical (arch is “pointing” upwards)
    • Facade• Facade = the front of the church• Detailed, ornate sculpture all over the facade Reims Cathedral Reims, France Begun 1255
    • Cathedral of Burgos, Spain begun 13th century
    • Flying Buttresses• new system engineered to redirect the weight of the walls and the roof away from the walls
    • Flying Buttresses• new system engineered to redirect the weight of the walls and the roof away from the walls
    • Avila Cathedral, SpainFlying buttress detail
    • • Shifting the weight away from the walls allows for massive windows instead• big difference from Romanesque, which had thick walls and almost no windows
    • Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France• Ornate stained glass windows allow beautiful coloured light to stream into the cathedral• Windows are both decorative and / or depict scenes from the Bible
    • RibbedVaultsRomanesque Vault Gothic Vault ribbed vaults lighten thick walls the load
    • • flying buttresses and ribbed vaults allow for a soaring vertical space inside
    • ReimsCathedral
    • Gothic SculptureSacramental Portal, Burgos Cathedral, 13th Century
    • • Sculpture becomes more realistic, well-crafted and detailed
    • • Strasbourg Cathedral, France
    • GargoyleNotre Dame, Cathedral
    • Gothic ManuscriptsManuscripts aren’talways just pretty roses! The Martydom of Thomas a Becket Carrow Psalter 13th Century
    • Gothic Painting• still uses very flat space• more realistic depiction of people The Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew Duccio di Buoninsegna 1308-11 Tempera on Wood
    • Giotto: Master Painter • figures show lots of emotion • they are less “wooden” in their body positioning • one of the few painters of the time period who was not a nameless craftsman Lamentation Giotto Fresco c. 1305 Arena Chapel, Padua, Italy
    • Fin