Essay about The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts

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The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts ca. (1000-1300) thirteen century Gothic Church. The Chartres Cathedral Church is one of the most important in France. After a fire in 1134 destroy the town of Chartres the west front of the cathedral. The rebuilding of the west facade between 1145-50. It was once known as Notre Dame de Chartres but today is known as Chartres Cathedral. This church has the essential parts of a Christian basilica. The cathedral is locates in the town of Chartres, Northwester France. It is one of three Gothic French architecture and the others are Amiens Cathedral and Reims Cathedral. The cathedral has two pointed arches, buttresses, vaults, and beautiful stained glass windows. The large pointed arches soaring towards the…show more content…
The Chartres Cathedral has two tall soaring towers reaching toward the heavens. “First, the Gothic got rid of the rounded arches utilized in the Romanesque and instead pointed arches were because they could better direct the weight to the ground and thereby allowed for greater height.”(www.fishcherarthistory.com/chartrea-cathedral.html). The Chartres Cathedral consists of flying buttresses and 176 rose glass stained windows. This cathedral was also dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It’s also stands out because during that time Gothic experience with stained glass color such as blue, which is known as Chartres Blue. A color such as yellows, reds and greens relates biblical stories. The Chartres Cathedral was known as a popular pilgrimage because it serves as the most beautiful cathedral in France. It has the western architecture and the pointed arches, flying buttresses and so many stained glass rose windows and sculptures. This cathedral is recognized for its stained-glass windows. Direct light does not enter the building and that sends out an intense spiritual feeling. Light is only filtered thought the windows. “The interior of the Chartres cathedral is remarkable. The nave, wider that of any other cathedral in France (52
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