Most often, the concept of Gothic style associate with the middle ages, and largely attribute it to the architecture. Although, nowadays there are Gothic music, there are trends in clothes, subculture, etc. in General, the notion of Gothic has the value “eerily majestic.” And no wonder. Everything associated with this style, really is so. Let us dive into this amazing atmosphere.
The Gothic style believed to have originated in the mid-twelfth century in Northern France and in the thirteenth century extended to the territory of modern Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain and England. In Italy, the Gothic has penetrated and later led to the emergence of the so-called the emergence of the “Italian Gothic”. At the end of the fourteenth century Europe was hit by international Gothic. And in the countries of Eastern Europe Gothic entered later and stayed there a little longer — until the XVI century.
At that time characterized by the penetration of the Gothic style in almost all genres of art, be it sculpture, painting, mural or portrait miniature. As a style, the Gothic replaced the Romanesque and anticipated the Renaissance. In architecture the Gothic style can be traced clearly. He began to develop on the basis of Burgundian style. For architectural forms of that time is characterized by long sharp spikes, high arches, the rich carved decoration. Indeed, the temples and still evoke the feeling of magnificence.
Take the Palace of Justice at Cologne. Its spires can be seen even at the entrance to the city. And what are the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Cathedral of Milan. Such greatness will never find anywhere else. In addition, an integral part became Gothic plastics, that is sculptures, emphasizing the building going up. In painting, the Gothic style appeared somewhat later. The main elements were frescos and stained glass Windows adorn the Church. In the literature, the Gothic is also reflected. At the time, began to appear chivalrous novels, many of which have survived to our days. In clothing the influence of the Gothic style was also very strong. In those days formed almost all currently known methods of cutting. Yes the era of the Crusades have left their mark on fashion, which mostly emanated from the Burgundian court. In the modern world the influence of the Gothic in recent years has been especially great. This applies not only to music, which began to appear styles Gothic rock or Gothic metal .
They, in turn, led to the emergence of a subculture ready. In General, they are characterized by a dark and very unusual style of clothing. Many began to call them Satanists even though in some cases, and with justification. Not remained aloof and Hollywood. Began to appear in movies with such content. Take the acclaimed film “Gothic”.
The Gothic style eventually got into computer games. In General, the Gothic style is considered one of the most interesting, practically in all areas of our lives. He had one of the strongest influences on the history and development of mankind in General.