In Torun is full of beautiful places!
Torun is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, situated on the North of the country on the banks of the Vistula river. Gothic architectural monuments located in the…

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The most mysterious places in the world
The world is full of fascinating and mysterious places. Today for you we have selected ten of the most mysterious places, which left us as an inheritance from our ancestors…

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Romanesque and Gothic style
VC connect draperies in interior architecture is defined by the. Windowless space of classical antiquity and little Windows of stained glass during the early Christian era did not require curtains…

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Ancient technologies and structures: Peru
Blocks cut out of stone, perfectly adhere to each other. In the joints between two blocks do not pass even an ordinary sheet of paper or a credit card. For…

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10 thousand years ago
To the rear of the junction she bent down. But then there is not a decorative treatment and targeted production of different size of stone for buildings. In the Macho…

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Early megalithic structures of Asia Minor
Large ceremonial structures IX Millennium BC have been discovered in Asia Minor. They belong to the era of the emergence of agriculture and animal husbandry in the society, under the…

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The Gothic Cathedral

The Gothic Cathedral contains in itself the whole world of the medieval city, is an encyclopedia. The Gothic temperamental and dramatic, and stressful life of the medieval city. The birthplace of Gothic architecture was France, a little later it spread into Germany (Cologne Cathedral, “brick Gothic”), England (Westminster Abbey in London), Czech Republic (St. Vitus Cathedral) and other countries of the Catholic world.

The most famous cathedrals in France dedicated to our lady: Notre Dame u Amiens, Chartres, Rouen and, of course, in Reims and Paris. It’s “a huge stone Symphony” (V. Hugo) with complex sculptural decoration, where each element of the architecture “humanized”, is inhabited by various living creatures, and the Gothic statue is a striking expression of inspired ecstasy, which transforms, ennobles emaciated bodies. After all, in the Gothic art expressed itself, the third estate, with its dreams and suffering, despair and hope.

In the temple synthesis of arts, in the creation of the image of God the world trailing dot put music. The development of Church music was based on monophonic chants a prayer in Latin Gregorian chant (set of chants was created on the initiative of Pope Gregory I). With the IX century recognized the authority that came to Europe from Byzantium. Later, based on the melodies of Gregorian chant occurs in polyphonic music and motets of the Catholic mass. Vozvysheniya Gregorian chant inspired in the XVIII century the great J. S. Bach.

Medieval art culture is a complex, dramatically paced and both closed within the class hierarchy and “geocentric” image of the world. The middle ages belongs to one of the most dramatic pages of the great books about the Man, which makes the history of Art.

The art of India, China and Japan belongs to the artistic culture of the peoples of the East. They share similar paths of historical development, and the spread in these countries of Buddhism, which influenced the emergence of new art at the turn of antiquity and the middle ages. This art was distinguished by the breadth of the reality, awareness profound relationship of man and nature, a lot of emotional intensity. Indian sculpture, Chinese landscape painting, Japanese monasteries and gardens — these are only some famous examples.

The mysterious stones of the planet
Science has reached the depths of the sea and the heights of space, but still powerless before some of the stones ― the ancient and unknown. Science has reached the…

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The great wall of China
The great wall of China is one of the largest and oldest monuments in the world. Its total length is 8851,8 km, on one of the sections passes near Beijing.…

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The Mystery Of Stonehenge
Stonehenge (Engl. Stonehenge, lit. "stone henges") — a UNESCO world heritage stone megalithic structure (cromlech) on Salisbury plain in Wiltshire (England). Is about 130 km South-West of London. A gigantic…

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30 meter high earth mound at White lake was built by the giants?
Thirty meters cyclopean constructions of earthworks in the city of Belozersk of the Vologda region of the imagination of people still If the Arab Ambassador arrived in the capital of…

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