After death united best qualities in his person

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after death/ united best qualities in his  person: Christian knight (lost his life in  service of the Church), benevolent monarch  and holy man/ He became the model of  medieval Christian kingship/ during his  reign the art and architecture of France was  admired and imitated throughout Europe SEE ADDITIONAL POWERPOINT FOR  DETAILS ON SAINTE-CHAPELLE
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Figure 18-24 Virgin and Child (Virgin of Paris), Notre-Dame, Paris, France, early fourteenth century. 25 “Court Style” of Louis IX               Virgin of Paris – Late Gothic Late Gothic (early 14 th  century) – mannered elegance Located in Parisian Cathedral of Notre-Dame Mary portrayed as worldly queen/ royal garment and  gem-encrusted crown/ Christ Child as infant prince Humanistic style – more of a playful interaction between  the two figures “S” curve = exaggerated sway of the Virgin’s body The “S” curve had nothing to do with the structure of the  body (like Greek statuary) but was a decorative device to  produce the desired effect of ELEGANCE
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Figure 18-25 West facade of Saint-Maclou, Rouen, France, 26 Late Gothic – Saint-Maclou, France (begun 1500) Flamboyant Style Flamboyant Style – named for the flamelike appearance  of its pointed bar tracery/ began in 14 th  century but  matured in 15 th  century Normandy is rich in Flamboyant architecture/ its capital  Rouen houses the Saint-Maclou Cathedral Saint-Maclou – tiny in size (75 ft. high, 180 ft. long) Fa ç ade is unique: 5 portals (two are blind) which are bent  outward in an arc/ ornate gables crown doorways pierced  through and filled with “flickering” Flamboyant tracery  made up of curves and countercurves that form a  decorative web and masks the building’s structure/  through the pinnacles you can see the rose window and  flying buttresses/ overlapping of all features and a  complexity of views is hallmark of Flamboyant style
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Figure 18-26 Aerial view of the fortified town of Carcassonne, France. Bastions and towers, 12th– 13th centuries, restored by 27 Famous Gothic Fortified Town – Carcassonne in S. France Gothic Age: also saw building of secular structures (town halls, palaces, private residences) Feudal barons constructed fortified castles with thick defensive wall circuits (ramparts) enclosing the entire town/  battlements (low parapets/walls) with crenellations (composed of alternating solid merlons and open crenels)  protected guards patrolling the stone ring surrounding the town/ had keep (a secure tower that could serve as a  place of last refuge/ had Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire (right) Carcassonne fortified since Roman times
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Figure 18-27 Hall of the cloth guild, Bruges, Netherlands, begun 1230.
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