Built from the Goth up

This gallery includes representations of Gothic Architecture, Art, and Religious pieces dating back to the twelfth century from France, England, and the Church.... 

A painting of the blessed Virgin Mary Salisbury Cathedral in England from the Bishops Garden. From this view, observers can appreciate the sheer mass of the cathedral and its intense detail. The cathedral is considered to be one of the largest gothic inspired building ever and includes heavily influenced gothic stain glass.
Construction of the Chartres Cathedral in France began in 1193 under nine stone-masters as to which their names are unfound. This panoramic photography shows a architecture technique called "Rib Vaulting". The tall domes support beams cross over one another at the ceiling for some unbreakable strength...
This painting doesn't depict a certain gothic cathedral but represents romanesque gothic design whole heartily. What your seeing is the technique "Rib Vaulting". Some characteristics of gothic architecture involve grand tall swept upward designs and the pointed arch.
You can't say Gothic without thinking Notre Dame. Notre dame sweeps upward with two large towers covered in unique religious design. At the doors Jesus, angels, and even the damned sit in intricate detailed stone. This particular piece fits well into the gallery because it show cases the area outside the cathedral its similar architecture (bridge,road,waterway)...
At a first glance the drawing reminds us of a blueprint sketch. Standing astonishingly tall is Church of San Zanipolo. What's interesting is the mini arch prints along the top of the building. It reflects a gothic style without actually building dozens of arches. This could have been because the church was built in Venice, a dense city.
Here you see Jamb Statues on the Royal Portal of the Chartres Cathedral. Carved of stone, the dark tone and model scheme follow a few gothic characteristics. Gothic architecture is very decorated and ornate. These jamb statues are of high detail and precision. Not a design flaw is visible.
Opus Anglicanum is an embrodiered cloth worn on armor or particular royal outfit. This fine needlework is typically swen with gold and silver thread on velvet cloth. This piece comes from England and was most likely worn by royalty. The images on the velvet reflect early early gothic texture and patterns. In today's society a piece like this is priceless
Here is a drawing of Alfred Gilbert's Clarence Tomb. The tomb designed long ago has many gothic attributes but also reflects a victorian style. Around the edges you'll see the high level of decoration but not as much whole heart gothic representation. The gold and silver are usually not used in gothic design but we don't count it against them because this was a tomb for a great leader...
Round and wide in the background on the east wall of the Church of Saint Denis stands the most gothic oriented stained glass. Built in the twelfth century the glass was designed right as the gothic era had begun. Dark colors and seamless designs all make up this large panel. Inside it lay figures of the church and religion. In the current day society, some may consider this panel psychedelic...
Stain Glass was a great alternative to statues in the gothic era because the early christian believed god would think a free standing statue was an idol. So glass built into a church was a religious relic. The glass window here tells stories of Saint Vincent and his relics. Dark colors and mirrored pattern designs made this a great piece to reflect gothic style in glass.
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