Mini-Lecture Part 3 Gothic Art

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Mini-Lecture Part 3/ Gothic Art This chapter introduces the student to the independence of the creative moment as it was seen in the Gothic period. This was essentially a French architectural innovation, but it moved from France throughout Europe. Each country added its own particular aesthetic vision to the Gothic movement. In France the pursuit was for a vertical interior that would mirror the "heavenly city of God." Gothic interiors were innovative in structural elements. The ribbed vault allowed for the interior space to be lightened both architecturally and aesthetically. These vaults opened interior space and created a visual presentation that was light, airy and had stained glass windows. These windows created an interior program that reflected the tone of the period. The shift had gone from the great monasteries to the cities and cathedrals were needed to support the city populations. There was also a change in the intellectual perspective of the
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