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Gothic

6 articles
8 videos
5 skills
No, we’re not talking about the dark subculture we know as Goth! We’re talking about the style of art and architecture In Europe from the 1100s to the beginnings of the Renaissance at about 1400. Hopefully by the end of this tutorial when someone says Gothic, you’ll think of enormous stained-glass windows in churches whose vaulted ceilings reach toward heaven and not black clothing and dark eyeliner!

Birth of the Gothic: Abbot Suger and the ambulatory at St. Denis

VIDEO 5:18 minutes
Ambulatory, Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris, 1140-44. Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres (part 1)

VIDEO 5:52 minutes
Part 1: Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres, c.1145 and 1194-c.1220 This video (1 of 3), focuses on the cathedral's pre-Gothic history, its sacred relic, and the westwerk's royal portal and jamb figures Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. ...

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres (part 2)

VIDEO 3:25 minutes
Part 2: Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres, c.1145 and 1194-c.1220 This video (2 of 3), focuses on the cathedral's interior, its stained glass, nave, aisles, elevation, and choir Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker For more: ...

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres (part 3)

VIDEO 9:05 minutes
Part 3: Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres, c.1145 and 1194-c.1220 This video (3 of 3), focuses on the symbolism of light, the cathedral's flying buttresses, transept, the iconography of the north rose window, and the north porch and its ...

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Wilton Diptych

VIDEO 6:28 minutes
Unknown artist, The Wilton Diptych, c. 1395-99, tempera on oak panel, 53 x 37 cm  (The National Gallery, London) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

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Berlinghieri's St. Francis altarpiece

VIDEO 3:45 minutes
Bonaventura Berlinghieri, Altarpiece of St. Francis, c. 1235 (Church of San Francesco, Pescia, Italy) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

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Pietro Cavallini, The Last Judgment

VIDEO 4:28 minutes
Pietro Cavallini, The Last Judgment, c.1293, fresco, Santa Cecilia, Rome This fresco was discovered in 1900 and represents one of the few works by Cavallini to survive.

Nicola, Pulpit, Pisa Baptistery; and Giovanni Pisano, Slaughter of the Innocents, Pulpit, Sant'Andrea church, Pistoia

VIDEO 13:19 minutes
Nicola Pisano, Pulpit, Pisa Baptistery, 1260 Giovanni Pisano, Slaughter of the Innocents, Marble, 1301, Pulpit, Sant'Andrea church, Pistoia Speakers: Dr. David Drogin, Dr. Beth Harris

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