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Gothic art and_architecture


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Images of Gothic cathedrals in France. I do not own these images. They were all found using Google images.

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Gothic art and_architecture

  1. 1. Gothic Art and Architecture Art Produced in Western Europe from the middle of the 12th to 16th century
  2. 2. Origins of Gothic Style in France <ul><li>Began c. 1137-44 </li></ul><ul><li>Invented by Abbot Suger of the French royal monastery </li></ul><ul><li>None of the architectural devices used were new; synthesis of existing styles was what was revolutionary </li></ul>
  3. 3. -Basilica of Saint-Denis -Began in 1136 by Abbot Suger and completed at end of 13th century -First major structure built in Gothic Style -Burial site for kings of France for centuries
  4. 4. Rose Window inside Saint-Denis
  5. 8. Choir Seats
  6. 9. Royal Tombs
  7. 10. Tomb of Louis XII and Ann of Britanny
  8. 11. Chartres Cathedral -Built between 1194 and 1260 to replace basilica that burned -Supposedly houses the tunic of Virgin Mary
  9. 14. South spire, built in 1140s
  10. 15. Flying buttresses on the apse
  11. 16. Royal Portal on the West Front
  12. 17. Sculpture of Christ in Majesty on West Portal
  13. 18. Kings and Queens on West Portal
  14. 19. Chapel of St. Piat at East end
  15. 21. Detail of North Rose Window
  16. 22. Blue Virgin Window- survivor of Romanesque cathedral
  17. 23. Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral
  18. 25. 16th century statue
  19. 26. Reims Cathedral -Completed at end of 13th century to replace another cathedral that had burned -West front added in 14th century -Place where 24 French kings were coronated -Treasury contains flask with which kings were anointed
  20. 27. -Almost destroyed during World War I -Rockefeller family contributed greatly to a fundraising drive in the US to restore it -Reopened in 1937
  21. 28. Detail of sculptures on west front
  22. 32. Rose window and interior sculptures
  23. 37. http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=zpIytr8azGA &feature=related
  24. 38. Notre Dame of Paris -Begun in 1163 and completed in 1250 -During reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV, underwent many renovations. Many tombs and stained glass windows were destroyed -Napoleon crowned emperor here
  25. 44. Gargoyles
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  27. 48. Sainte-Chapelle, Paris