The Church Of Our Lady Of The Snows
In 1284, the vault collapsed Cathedral in the French Bove, ascended to a height of 48 m Above dreams Gothic not rushed. The fact that the builders of the Cathedral churches, stonecutting workshops 13th-14th centuries stop their work.
September 3, 1347 year, the day after his coronation, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and Czech king Charles IV founded the Carmelite monastery and Cathedral. The temple, consecrated in honor of the virgin Mary, Charles must balance the Imperial residence. It was built on the other Bank of the Vltava river, opposite the construction of St. Vitus. He was supposed to be different scales of God’s justice.
Medieval scholars and mystics devoted to distinguish between time and eternity. Eternity, without beginning and end, belongs to God. It scattered the history of the people, subject to time. Much like the Egyptian pharaohs, the middle ages was covered by a passion to enchant.
During this period, almost like a Ghost, a new artistic style – the Gothic. No other style before and after no cannot better Express the essence of esoteric Christianity – or rather, a contemplative faith in God. Gothic most illiterate people the Bible and replaces the compositions may – in a Lancet arch and the crossing of ribs fulfilled the dreams of generations of builders, their expressiveness indicates the vanity of the earth and indicates the purpose of human life – the pursuit of God.
It is difficult to agree with the view that Gothic art emerged “by itself” that was a logical expression of construction progress, a wonderful evolution of the art of the old masters. Probably, the answer is the arrival of the Gothic lies in a different place. Perhaps her roots in the sacred Valley of the kings and majestic pyramids, whence came the foundations of the secret Sciences, alchemy – an architectural expression of which was Gothic.
The appearance of arches, miracle of Gothic architecture, allowing the Cathedral “to gush up the source” – is shrouded in mystery. According to one version, the idea of the arches was brought by the Templars as an element of the East building, which used it even earlier masters of the Gothic. According to another version – arch Lancet expresses, or more precisely, copies clasped hands of a man immersed in prayer to the virgin Mary. And in this version it is possible to notice the traces of the influence of the Templars is only after their mysterious actions of the Church in that time has developed the veneration of the virgin Mary. The Templars believed the virgin Mary the key to understanding the Holy Grail, and therefore of all Christianity.
The Hussite wars prevented the high arch of the Czech Kingdom was completed worthy of the temple tower. The temple in its present form is only part of the advanced choir (altar) designed by Karl construction.
Engraving of 1830 shows how significant dominant was to become the unfinished Church and how he stood out in the original Gothic building, which irreversibly disappeared in the depths of time…