Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Facade of the Gothic Cathedral

Rose Window, Chartres Cathedral

The glory of the Gothic Cathedral - I consider these architectural structures to be incredible testaments to man's ambition, devotion and pride. They are truly incredible structures, ever soaring, reaching higher and higher into the sky. Man's engineering skills were astonishing considering the tools and technology they had back in the time we call the Middle Ages.

The link in this post's title will take you to a wonderful video that explains how to "read" the facade of a Gothic Cathedral. Very nice and enlightening. Check it out...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I truly enjoyed the contrast in colors of this masterpiece. The use of the red and blue complementary colors is well used. This particular piece makes me feel as if though I were staring into a kaleidoscope. The variety of shapes and the the way they were placed is exquisite!

Carmen Maciel 4th Period

Luis Espinoza said...

I really like the pattern that the shapes of this piece have throughout. I enjoy looking at the contrast between the blue and the red. It's an impressive work.

Alan Sullivan said...

This picture made me dizzy looking at it. Its bright colors and the repetitive design is amazing. The contrast is wonderful. It is amazing that simple things with one good idea can be turned into a masterpiece.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the circular motion of the piece, which pushes the view inward towards the central circle. The almost-symmetry of the outer parts adds to this effect. I also like the color symmetry; another notable aspect is the alternation of cool and warm colors. I really enjoy this piece.

Benny Renard, 1st period

Alex Jones said...

I like this piece alot. It is very church like to me. It resembles the glass of fancy church windows. I think that the repetition is impressive. I also like the way the pattern creates shape and the image almost appears like something out of a kaliedascope.All in all great work.

Samuel Fernandez said...

The radial symmetry of the stained glass is really impressive. It seems almost impossible that this kind of work was done in the Middle Ages. The level lines really give it a certain feel like the artist really cared about what he was created. It is also nice work by the photographer. The contrasting darkness really brings out the beauty of the colors used.