Chartres Cathedral Analysis

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Beginning with the evolution of Romanesque architecture, a new mode of architecture had been born. Gothic architecture began in the midst of France during the Medieval period and through this emergence a series of cathedrals were born under the strain of Notre-Dame. One of the most fascinating is the divine Chartres Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the Virgin Mary (3). Noted as holy, feminine, and secretive the Chartres has been a fabrication of nothing short of extraordinary (2). The Chartres Cathedral is perhaps one of the most exquisite compositions of French High Gothic architecture and as a result may be one of the most magnificent cathedrals in France due to its historical structure and architecture, spiritual labyrinth, celestial sculpture, evocative and superb glass stained windows, and ultimately it’s unique presence of the Virgin Mary.

The Chartres Cathedral as it is known today is simply not all it has ever been and will be, rather the Chartres has been built time after time and is up for a contemporary renovation. The first tragedy was recorded in 743, in which the Chartres was under a series of destruction by Hunald, the Duke of Aquitaine. Moreover, once again in 858 vikings had tread to the city of Chartres to set the city and cathedral on fire. Surprisingly,
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Even today the cathedral is continually being aesthetically improved. The Chartres has left a lasting impression on experimental and transitional architecture trough it’s structure, interior, and certainly exterior. The labyrinth still offers a sense of security and sculptures continue to stand together. The deep blue glass stained windows are still shining, strongly representing Mary and Jesus. And finally the Chartres continues to be the perfect cathedral to feel warm in and allow oneself to immerse in the power of Christ and the Virgin

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