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Flamboyant style of late Gothic France

At the beginning he let’s define the concept of Gothic. The word is derived from Italian. gotico — unusual, barbaric and at first was used as a profanity. The term “Gothic” was introduced in the era of the Renaissance as pejorative designation total medieval skills, regarded as “barbaric”. Gothic called period in the development of medieval art in Western, Central and Eastern part of Europe from the XII to XV-XVI century. For Gothic typical of symbolic – allegorical thinking and conventionality of the artistic language. 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, the heyday of Late Gothic. Gothic covers almost all works of art of this period: sculpture, painting, portrait miniatures, stained glass, fresco and many others.

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Music of Gothic cathedrals and castles to sound in Togliatti

3 December in Togliatti Philharmonic concert – opening! This evening will perform a medieval music ensemble “FLOS FLORUM” with “Gothic arces “: music of Gothic cathedrals and castles”.

“Flower of flowers” in Latin sounds like the name of the ensemble of medieval music “FLOS FLORUM “. This symbol is courtly and religious – at the same time is the essence of Gothic art, filled with the theme of flowering. It is both a secular ideal of chivalrous admiration for a Beautiful lady, and poetize Christian image of the virgin, and symbol of the extraordinary flourishing of the arts in Europe during the Middle ages and Renaissance.

This unusual group was created in 2008 by young local musicians, keen on the idea of recreating the old European music. According to the head of the ensemble of Alexander Starkov, an interest in musical diversity of the middle Ages and Renaissance appeared in his student years: “when I first heard the music of a cappella from the 12th century, became interested in Gregorian chant. Since this all began. Continue reading

The history of the art Theatre

In a sense, the theatre in the Renaissance reached its peak, having mastered almost all possible genres, types and directions. Then have formed two main types of organization of the theatres. If to use modern terminology, they can be defined as a repertory theatre (when more or less stable company of actors put on plays based on the works of various playwrights) and entreprise (when under a certain theatre project specially going different experts — this comes from the productions of the mysteries).

Art of the Western middle ages, XII-XV centuries.

Christianity, which replaced barbarism, brought an enormous transformation. But the attitude of the man changed. If the antiquity has advanced human form, but now man is the source of sin. There is a feeling of uncertainty, fear of the inevitable judgment. The Church became the center of culture. Continue reading

British archaeologists are sensational excavations at Stonehenge
Archaeologists know that this ancient monument was built in several stages between 3000 BC to 1600 BC, But why? Disputes are very long, and consensus scientists have not yet reached…

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The fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Peru is a great construction of the Inca
In the XII century huge greatness in Peru reaches civilization of the Incas. Actually, the "Inka" was called the Governor of the existing Empire, descended from the sun God. Inca…

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The tallest tower in the world
Attraction height Know, that unites the romantics and thrill-seekers? They are always attracted by all that is breathtaking. This love, passion, speed, altitude and more. Maybe just a little in…

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