Presentation on theme: "Gothic Art Erica Ness Moreno Valley High School. Gothic Styles French Gothic - Chartres English Gothic – Salisbury Cathedral German Gothic - Cologne Italian."— Presentation transcript:
Gothic Styles French Gothic - Chartres English Gothic – Salisbury Cathedral German Gothic - Cologne Italian Gothic – Siena Cathedral
Rib Vault This is made up of Ribs and Webbing. They require less buttressing. The weight is focused at the corners. Since they require less buttressing this frees space for more windows.
Piers Cluster or Compound Piers were used in Romanesque Architecture. These Piers would connect to the ribs and create a seamless movement from the ground up.
Flying Buttresses Flying buttresses allowed for Gothic architects to build upward without the need for heavy solid buttressing. These consisted of Flyers – half arches – that supported the wall where the trust of an interior arch was the greatest.
Stained Glass Windows Stained glass windows filtered light through colored fragments of glass. Light and color were diffused throughout the interior of a cathedral. Rose Windows were a major feature in Gothic Architecture.