Unformatted text preview: -Huge fireplaces. -Gigantic windows. -This was for the middle class. Monday October 24, 2011 West Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France 1145-55 -West portal was the only part that survived the big fire that. -Three portals at the entrance of the church. -Symmetrical, clear, large. -Doors are line dup. -Columns that come up to the top of the doors. -Central Statue o Christ seated on a throne. The God-esque is still a powerful god. o Authority, magesty, -Side view of statues: o Kings and Queens riding along the buttresses. o Jamb figures, because the flag the door. o Tall and skinny statues. o Very thin. Not normal. But date back to Romanesque. o Gothic figures are very quiet and very still. o A lot of them are smiling. o They are cut in the round. o For all of these reasons, they are humanized. -Middle Door Thing o The figure is more optical....
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- Fall '09
- west portal, Middle Door Thing