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Romanesque Vs. Gothic

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Romanesque Vs. Gothic Even during the times we live in, human culture have tied the roots of art and architecture to the classical themes of the Greeks. Jumping then to a medieval period the medieval followed similar patterns to the early gothic period. Anything culture saw as coming close to gothic was then automatically labeled to be considered to be Romanesque. Well I guess we can begin with architecture. The main differences with early middle age is their high increase in activity. The churches were more and larger and more roman looking than previous churches constructed. To give an example of one of the first Romanesque churches is the south western France church known as Toulouse, it was classified as a "pilgrimage type" its complexity show their integrity to accommodate a large crowd. ...read more.

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But of coarse there is the detached bell. Jumping to some embroidery on linen, Romanesque kept their past in writings by creating such events like "The Battle of Hastings". We end Romanesque by linking Cambrai, France and Canterbury, England with the style of the miniature St. John, the abstract draftsmanship influence by Byzantine with its heritage to the Celtic-German In comparison we lean towards the Gothic era. The Gothics reached their highest achievements around 1220 through 1420. All including a small area of the Royal Domain of French Kings. The term "Gothic" Derived from their use of architecture. Having the same style makes it easily recognizable. The main shift experienced with the Gothic art was its transition from architecture to painting. ...read more.

Conclusion

Among cathedrals the Salisbury shows it's immediate attention to its exterior, completely different from its counterparts. Jumping into sculpture is "the Kings and Queens from the old testament". Its purpose was to acclaim the rulers of France and to have harmony of spiritual and secular rule. And Finally the tempera from Cimabue "Madonna Enthroned". This Painting Rivals the Finest Byazntine icons. The main distinction of this painting is it's design and expression other than its huge size. It has an architectural style to the throne she sits on as well. In conclusion we can assume the Romanesque era recaptured some of the trade patters of urban quality. The pope as well Had his big influence through this period, with its fall aswell ing what is known as the Great Schism. In Gothic the development was mainly through its political arena. Supported by shifting alliances of kings of England and France. ...read more.

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