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Art and Music 1150-1300 The Gothic Style Gothic Architecture and Sculpture Features of Gothic Churches Features of Gothic Churches Pointed arches and.

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2 Art and Music The Gothic Style

3 Gothic Architecture and Sculpture Features of Gothic Churches Features of Gothic Churches Pointed arches and Rib vaults Pointed arches and Rib vaults Flying buttresses Flying buttresses Stained glass windows (light as a symbol of Jesus) Stained glass windows (light as a symbol of Jesus) Verticality Verticality

4 The Benedictine Abbey of St. Denis Abbot Suger Remodeled the Church of St. Denis Invented the new style

5 Characteristics of Gothic Architecture 1. Pointed arches (b) with ribbed vaulting (d) as opposed to the rounded arches and vaulting (a and c) of the Romanesque style abcd

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7 2. Flying Buttresses Results: Thinner walls Higher walls Windows

8 Flying Buttresses and Windows

9 3.Luminosity in the form of beautiful stained-glass windows (Suger and his theology of light). “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12)

10 4. Verticality -- Pointing the way to God St. Piere de Beauvais (1247) at 157 feet

11 Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris:

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13 Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris: View toward Choir or Apse

14 The Gargoyles of Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris

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16 Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres ( )

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18 Famous for its stained glass windows

19 fleur-de-lys Rose windows

20 Lancet windows

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22 "the Bible of the poor" Tree of Jesse Window Jesus Window

23 Sainte Chapelle (“Holy Chapel”), Paris ( )

24 Sainte Chapelle ( ), Lower Chapel

25 Sainte Chapelle ( ), Upper Chapel

26 Gothic Polyphony: Notre Dame of Paris Florid Organum Florid Organum

27 Discant Clausula Florid Discant

28 Two Gothic Composers Leonin Leonin Perotin Perotin Nave, Notre Dame Sederunt principes, Et adversum me loquebantur; Et iniqui persecuti sunt me. The rulers were seated in council, And they spoke against me; And my enemies persecuted me. 42


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