Gothic – a style that became the hallmark of the middle Ages. She was not the only style of the era, but only the last and perhaps the most spectacular. Called Gothic monuments of architecture of XII, XIII, XIV and XV and partially XVI centuries, in which most fully reflected the medieval mood and least of all reveals the influence of Greek and Roman art. Fantastic embellished lace thread stone spikes flew up and bloomed the precious radiance of the stained glass Windows throughout Catholic Europe since the XII century. France, England, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic and even Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, voznikoveniia her. But the leading role in the history of Gothic art, the former, above all, art architects, played, however, was France, England and Germany. France is the birthplace of the Gothic. England chose its national style, constantly going back to her forms, transforming them, but not forgetting. Germany, the romantics, has got the honor to return Gothic art from the darkness of oblivion, to reveal its beauty. Continue reading
Legends about the underworld and changing perceptions of it over time
In the legends of different Nations are widely circulated story about the going underground lived on it of intelligent beings. This applies to the Nagas. Uralov, vievija and all the other amphibious serpent people; the rakshasas. hecatoncheires. of fomorians and other many-armed and shapeless creatures; Chud. apprentices, dwarfs and other dwarfs ; ādityas, the daityas, the danavas. The tribe of the goddess Danu /elves and other humanoid creatures. They descended into the ground during disasters, which often coincided with the defeat of their nation in the war and ended with the destruction of the old world. A variant of this story is a care of many of these creatures at sea, at sea and in the depths of the sea ( read on. Continue reading
USA, chapel with stained glass Windows Stained glass (FR. vitrage, from lat. Vitrum – glass), ornamental or decorative composition plot of glass and other materials, pervious to light.
Stained glass – decorative element in the decoration of Windows is really for decorative purposes, or as a measure of when you need to hide bad view from the window (for example, a blank wall of the neighboring house, in the doorway of 2-3 meters between buildings). Is of colored glass, or colored plexiglass, membrane between such glass elements are connected. Used to connect used tin, lead, metals easily tractable. Now the glass elements can be fixed on a solid adhesive basis. As a rule, in accordance with one of the techniques laid out stained glass on the finished sheet of glass, from small pieces of glass. The connection between the pieces of glass solidify and are colored black. In the window with the stained glass can be used artificial lights. Continue reading