Visual Analysis Of An Architectural Space

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Visual Analysis of an Architectural Space - The Cloisters The Cloisters Museum is unique in the sense that you can walk into different rooms and automatically be in a different realm. It transports locations that would ordinarily be great span away from each other, to, literally, within walking distances. The Fuentidueña Chapel was one of these locations. Suddenly you were no longer in a museum in Fort Tryon Park, but in the apse of a church of San Martin at Fuentidueña in Spain. If the fairly large doorway to the room wasn’t enough, stepping into the room makes one feel so small and insignificant. The high ceiling and the large, spacious room puts a person into perspective about their size compared to the rest of the world. The high ceiling probably seeks to bring a church connection closer to that of the heavens and thus closer to God. Because of the large, open space in this room, sound travels with ease from one end to another, which must have made sermons and services easily heard. The high windows, or the clerestory, bring the room a source of light, and bring about this sense of feeling far away from the rest of the outside world. The right wall is lined with a painting of significant trials and events in Jesus’ life. Looking deeper into the room, attention is easily drawn towards a crowned Jesus on the cross appearing to float in front of the detailed apse along with three smaller, thinner windows. Behind the great crucifix, is the highly detailed fresco painting
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