FSN 132 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame De Paris, Illuminated Manuscript

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Period marked by architecture, replaced the romanesque period. Represented natural forms in stone and a religious aspect. Mason at work, detail from an illuminated manuscript. Gothic cathedral - development of the gothic style in france. Result of generations, huge building projects that involved entire cities and towns. Connected to the university of paris heart of knowledge and spirituality combined. Church where french kings were crowned and buried political significance. Stained glass window of the flight into egypt and choir with rib vaulted double ambulatory. Stain glass windows above clerestory coloured light was like seeing the light of heaven (the divine light) Less wall, just frame for glass windows. Scenes from genesis in the good samaritan windows, nave isle, c. Jambs kings and queens, slender, faces are naturalistic and individualized. Saint-chapelle, paris (interior of upper chapel), 1243-48: rayonnant style. Meter of glass after seven years of laser restoration.

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